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Life is complicated. Whisky doesn't have to be! This is the ultimate guide to one of the world's most popular spirits. Whether you're a novice looking to build your whisky bar, or a seasoned whisky-drinker who'd like to know more about what's in your glass, this fun, cleverly illustrated guide is bursting with information, from how whisky is made and visiting a distillery to tasting notes, cocktail recipes and so much more. Whisky: It's Not Rocket Science includes: - Information on the world of whisky and key producers around the globe. - New ways to serve whisky, using techniques such as mizuwari or ice ball. - Tops tips on subjects including how to avoid a hangover, where to buy whisky and choosing the right glass. - Recipes for delicious whisky cocktails, as well as food pairings and dishes that incorporate whisky.
Booze Basics will provide the tips, tricks and tools to ensure you know what you're doing when it comes to drink. The pursuit of quality over quantity is at the heart of drinking well-and it's easier than you think. This practical guide will explain how to differentiate between quality booze and cheap rubbish, helping you to see alcohol as more than just a tool to get you drunk. So leave behind the hangovers, the drunken regrets, the "what happened last nights," and embrace the world of thinking drinking - it's the fun side of booze without the downsides.
Very Merry Cocktails features more than 50 festive cocktail recipes. This book has something for every holiday occasion, whether a kid-friendly cookie party, an elegant New Year's Eve soiree, or a cozy night in for two. Recipes range from timeless classics and classics with a twist, to party punchbowls and zero-proof libations. * A perfect stocking stuffer year after year * Includes both cocktails and mocktails * Brimming with vibrant photography Make and enjoy seasonal drinks like like Hot Buttered Rum, the Holiday Bellini, 'Tis the Season Sangria, and Foamy Mexican Hot Chocolate. With just the right amount of Christmas kitsch, this is an essential collection for cocktail enthusiasts, holiday hosts, and anyone who loves the holiday season. * Packed with festive drink recipes, this book makes for a great add-on gift, stocking stuffer, or seasonal hostess gift. * Makes a lovely addition to a holiday-themed bar cart * Perfect for people who love Christmas and holiday drinks, merrymakers looking to get in the holiday spirit, and entertainers and hosts * Add it to the shelf with books like The Artisanal Kitchen: Holiday Cocktails: The Best Nogs, Punches, Sparklers, and Mixed Drinks for Every Festive Occasion by Nick Mautone; Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks by Maria del Mar Sacasa; and The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion by Julie Reiner.
A chronicle of Texas's emergence as a wine-producing region. Relates the stories of winegrowers, past and present, who have contributed to Texas wine culture.
Great Britain is a premium wine-producing region, with around 650 vineyards in England and Wales covering some 2,750 hectares and producing sparkling and still wines. English and Welsh wines have won many prestigious awards recently and Stephen Skelton is the leading authority on the wines of the UK. The wines of Great Britain is a comprehensive survey of the history of UK wines, as well as of the current state of the wine industry and its future prospects. After a short introduction showing where UK wine is in 2019 and where it might go in the future Skelton considers the history of winemaking in the UK from King Alfred in the fifth century, through the medieval period to recent developments in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The wines of Great Britain then takes us on a tour of contemporary viticulture and winemaking, examining trends in plantings and vineyard layout, varieties, rootstocks and clones, vineyard sizes, modern wineries and styles of wine. Skelton considers regional identities as well as the branding of UK sparkling wines and their market position. A substantial part of this important book is the 21 detailed biographies of the most important, exciting and innovative producers and the wines they create. Wine businesses profiled in detail include Breaky Bottom, Chapel Down, Nyetimber, Oxney Organic Estate, Sixteen Ridges Vineyard and Yorkshire Heart Vineyard. Shorter entries on other significant or up and coming producers also feature.
This fascinating book provides a wealth of information on the uses of herbs by homemakers of the past and gives more than 500 authentic recipes exactly as they appeared in their original sources. The recipes cover the use of herbs for medicinal, culinary, cosmetic, and other purposes. Readers will discover not only how herbs were used in making vegetable and meat dishes, gravies and sauces, cakes, pies, soups, and beverages, but also how our ancestors employed them in making dyes, furniture polish, insecticides, spot removers, perfumes, hair tonics, soaps, tooth powders, and numerous other products. More than 100 fine 19th-century engravings of herbs add to the charm of the text-an invaluable reference and guide for plant lovers and herb enthusiasts that will "delight and astound the 20th-century reader." (Library Journal). Index. Bibliography. 113 black-and-white illustrations.
The craft of making moonshine-an unaged white whiskey, often made and consumed outside legal parameters-nearly went extinct in the late twentieth century as law enforcement cracked down on illicit producers, and cheaper, lawful alcohol became readily available. Yet the twenty-first century has witnessed a resurgence of artisanal distilling, as both connoisseurs and those reconnecting with their heritage have created a vibrant new culture of moonshine. While not limited to Appalachia, moonshine is often entwined with the region in popular understandings. The first interdisciplinary examination of the legal moonshine industry, Modern Moonshine probes the causes and impact of the so-called moonshine revival. What does the moonshine revival tell us about our national culture? How does it shape the image of Appalachia and rural America? Focusing mostly on southern Appalachia, the book's eleven essays chronicle such popular figures as Popcorn Sutton and explore how and why distillers promote their product as "traditional" and "authentic." This edited collection draws from scholars across the disciplines of anthropology, history, geography, and sociology to make sense of the legal, social, and historical shifts behind contemporary production and consumption of moonshine, and offers a fresh perspective on an enduring topic of Appalachian myth and reality.
Take a journey through Hollywood's lifelong love affair with cocktails, celebrating the greatest characters and their iconic drinks through original illustrations and easy-to-follow recipes. From Marilyn Monroe's Manhattan in Some Like It Hot to The Dude's White Russian in The Big Lebowski to New Orleans' staple Hand Grenade in Girls Trip, there's something for everyone. Each cocktail is accompanied by the recipe, method, a history of the drink and a synopsis of its scene in the movie alongside full-colour original artwork.
100 spell-binding, crowd-pleasing cocktails. Work some magic at home with these original cocktail recipes from everyone's favourite experimental bar, The Alchemist. Elevate your mixology skills and bring some creativity to your bar cart with unique and show-stopping tipple time recipes, from their iconic Caramelised Rum Punch and Smokey Old Fashioned, to new takes on the cocktail classics. With chapters from Chemistry & Theatre, Twisted Classics and New Wave to Classics and Low & No Alcohol, The Alchemist Cocktail Book truly has something for everyone, from mixing novices to experienced bartenders. Bring some dramatic flair to your cocktail hour, with recipes including: Lavender Daiquiri Paloma Rhubarb and Custard Sour Bananagroni Maple Manhattan Cola Bottle Libre Grapefruit and Apricot Martini
Beginning in 17-century Holland, with the creation of medicinal 'genievre', this book follows the global adventures of gin over four dark, decadent centuries of consumption and excess."
Interest in wine and mead making is on the rise as hobbyists discover that you don't need expensive equipment or elaborate calculations to make your own "bottled sunshine."
This revised and updated edition of Storey's 1992 title Country Wines offers concise instructions, a glossary of terms, and 125 recipes -- forty of which are brand-new! Even beginners can create delicious wines using common kitchen equipment and ingredients, and experienced winemakers will love the unique recipes!
"Making Wild Wines & Meads" includes offbeat but absolutely delectable recipes for fruit, flower, and herb wines; wine coolers and punches; and meads, a fermented beverage made from honey.
Based on a series of articles published in The World of Fine Wine, Bursting Bubbles is a ground-breaking new book that offers the reader an alternate history of Champagne and its greatest growers. Often controversial, it is a no-holds barred look at the world's most famous wine region and the sparkling wine that it produces. It has the potential to change the way wine lovers think about Champagne. In his foreword, multi award winning author Andrew Jefford has called Bursting Bubbles, 'The most engaging book about leading Champagne growers I've read, full of insight and detail' and '...the most refreshing, pretension-pricking, myth-busting and amusingly unfrothy book on the subject I've read.'
December 2013: Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)December 2013: Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book LoversDecember 2013: BookPage Best of 2013October 2014: Clue on Jeopardy Congrats. You fought through War and Peace , burned through Fahrenheit 451 , and sailed through Moby-Dick . All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick , but you made it to shore,and you deserve a drink! A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes,paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels,the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Even if you don't have a B.A. in English, tonight you're gonna drink like you do. Drinks include: The Pitcher of Dorian Grey GooseThe Last of the MojitosLove in the Time of KahluaRomeo and JulepA Rum of One's OwnAre You There, God? It's Me, MargaritaVermouth the Bell Tolls and more!
Learning about wine can be a daunting task. With terms like assemblage, batonnage and cuvee; ullage, terroir and vielles vignes, it's not surprising that many people are put off and simply reach for the nearest bottle of red or white in the supermarket aisle. This is the perfect, concise guide for anyone who loves wine but wants to find out more. Arranged in an easy-to-use format in which different types of wine are shown schematically on a map like the London Underground, the reader can see at a glance the salient features of hundreds of different wines and how they relate to each other in terms of taste. A unique and original tool to navigate the complex world of wine, The Pocket Guide to Wine enables wine lovers to find out more about the wines they already like and to make informed choices as they explore further.
In 2003, the United States had about 60 craft distillers; today there are over 2,000 in all corners of the country, 500 of which are making whiskey. This book introduces the entrepreneurs and the companies behind this American craft whiskey movement. Whiskey Rebels is a collection of first-person accounts of the brilliant, brave, and slightly crazy innovators responsible for changing the whiskey landscape forever--people like Ralph Erenzo, recipient of the first distilling license in New York State in 80 years who went on to create Hudson Baby Bourbon; Nicole Austin, a prominent female producer and vocal activist who brought an indie spirit to the renowned American whiskey region of Tennessee through George Dickel Tennessee Whisky; and Bill Owens, who founded the American Distilling Institute in 2003. Spirits pro and award-winning author John McCarthy (The Modern Gentleman) has conducted hundreds of hours of interviews to gather these fascinating first-person accounts and give readers an amusing and thorough insight into the world of American craft whiskey. Under his expert guidance, readers will also learn the requirements to be considered a craft whiskey distiller, the effect of the craft beer movement on modern craft distilling, why craft distillers hate the word "craft," and many other pieces of insider information.
Daniel Staub, the creative mind behind several bars and speakeasies in Zurich and author of the bartending blog 'The Pouring Tales' is on a mission to find and portray the most innovative and passionate bartenders from all across the globe - the true artists of modern mixology. Over the past few years, he has visited countless bars all around the world and formed friendships with many of the talented individuals who work there. Resulting from his extensive travels and research into the global nightlife scene, Mixing Cosmopolitans is a travel diary, a bar guide, and a recipe book all in one. Yet in the spotlight, first and foremost, are the people who breathe new, often unconventional, life into the art of hospitality and who in this book share their own personal path to finding their passion in bartending. Presenting twenty-one personal, beautifully illustrated portraits of bartenders and their bars along with the recipes for their signature cocktails, Mixing Cosmopolitans offers a compelling look into a constantly evolving scene and art form.
Celebrate your campaigns and conquests with these 75 fun, RPG-inspired cocktail recipes your whole gaming group will love! Make your next gaming adventure even more fun with this collection of 75 RPG-inspired cocktails! Featuring fantasy-themed libations from the boozy Dragon the Beach and a Potion of Strength to a sneaky Stealth Check shot and a Never Split the Party Punch, you'll keep spirits high and your friends happy during your next dungeon-crawling tabletop adventure. Complete with easy-to-follow, accessible instructions, Dungeonmeister also includes funny jokes and hilarious asides that will take your campaign (or your next gathering) to the next level!
The Sazerac, the Hurricane, and the absinthe glass of Herbsaint are among the many well-known creations native to New Orleans's longstanding drinking culture. But more than vehicles for alcohol, the cocktails and spirits that complement the city's culinary prowess are each a token of its history. In every bar-side toast or street-corner daiquiri you can find evidence of the people, politics, and convergence of ethnicities that drive the story of the Crescent City. In Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans, Elizabeth M. Williams, founder and director of the Southern Food and Beverage Institute, and world-renowned bartender Chris McMillian illuminate the city's open embrace of alcohol, both in religious and secular life, while delving into the myths, traditions, and personalities that have made New Orleans a destination for imbibing tourists and a mecca for mixologists. With over 40 cocktail recipes interspersed among nearly three hundred years of history, a sampling of premier cocktail bars in New Orleans, and a glossary of terms to aid drink making and mixing, Lift Your Spirits honors the art of a good drink in the city of good times.
Sample the country's most tantalizing tacos paired with equally inventive tequila-inspired cocktails-from seasoned food writer and libation enthusiast Katherine Cobbs. Tacos have been trending for years, and finally tequila is having its taco moment. While a crunchy, savory beef taco washed down with a frozen margarita is always acceptable, today the inspired options for what can be stuffed in an edible wrapper or blended with agave spirits are infinite. Behind the bar, the burgeoning array of top-shelf tequilas and mezcals available hold their own-and even outshine-liquor mainstays like vodka, gin, and bourbon. The ubiquitous tequila shot with requisite salt and lime chaser can't compete with the complex, nuanced flavors of the finely crafted blanco, reposado, and anejo tequilas and smoky mezcals that deserve sipping and savoring. Featuring authentic classics like Tacos Al Pastor and Baja-style fish tacos, Tequila & Tacos also includes entirely new spins on the taco-such as fried Brussels sprout tacos, spicy cauliflower tacos in Indian paratha shells, or tempura-battered seaweed tacos cradling ahi tuna-paired with uncannily delicious cocktails crafted with the finest agave spirits, like a traditional tart Paloma cocktail rimmed with spiced salt or an eye-opening Mezcal Manhattan. Curated from bars and taco stands around the country, this book is a must-have for the taco and tequila aficionado.
Richard Mayson's award-winning Port and the Douro, first published in 1999, has become a classic over the last 20 years. In this comprehensively updated fourth edition he reminds us why Port is a drink that continues to fascinate wine-lovers and win new fans. The last 45 years, since the end of the dictatorship in 1974, have seen vast transformations in the Port world, from labour-saving technology in field and cellar, to advances in sales reach, especially since Portugal's formal entry into the EU in 1986, and ongoing changes in the way the industry is managed and regulated. To begin with, Mayson provides a history of Port, from the beginnings of viticulture in Roman times to the present day. The vineyards and their vines as well as the quintas where they are cultivated are thoroughly explored, followed by an explanation of Port production, both traditional and modern. A short introduction to Port types prepares the reader for a detailed assessment of vintages from 1960-2017, some of which have been tasted afresh for this edition; notable vintages (both exceptional and poor) dating back as far as 1844 are also included. The structure of the Port trade remains in flux, and so the chapter on the shippers reflects recent changes in fortune and ownership. Douro wine, which pre-dates its fortified cousin and has seen its revival accelerate over the last 20 years, receives an entire chapter to itself. Finally, for those wishing to visit the region, there are some ideas on what to do and where to stay. Peppered throughout with anecdotes, potted biographies of those who shaped the industry and insights into quirks of the trade, this extensive and engaging guide to Port is an essential book for any wine enthusiast's library.
Fiona Beckett presents over 70 recipes for cooking with wine - the magic ingredient. Throughout this amazingly informative book, food writer Fiona Beckett expands on the idea that cooking with wine is an easy way to make meals special. Starting with Soups, Salads & Appetizers, there are recipes such as Warm Scallop Salad with Crispy Pancetta and Parsnip Crisps, Radicchio and Blue Cheese Salad with Moscatel and Honey Dressing and Pea Veloute. The next chapter, Pasta and Grains, includes Sticky Pork Mac'n'Cheese, Slow-cooked Ragu and Red Wine Spaghetti with Olives, Garlic and Anchovy. Fish & Seafood has recipes for Moules Marinieres with Muscadet, Fine Wine Fish Pie and Cioppino Fish Stew. Meat and Chicken features a classic Coq Au Vin and a delicious Duck Casserole with Red Wine, Cinnamon and Olives. Try some of the surprisingly good recipes in the Vegetable Dishes and Pulses/Legumes section such as Caponata and Chestnut, Mushroom and Madeira Tarts. The book rounds off with delightful Sweet Things & Baking with Peaches in Prosecco and Chocolate & Cabernet Pots, then concludes with Sauces, Butters & Relishes. Each dish includes a recommended wine match to ensure every meal will be a perfect marriage of food and wine.
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