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Discover and explore every type of whisky, from the classic single and smooth blended malts of Scotland, to the lesser-known corn and rye whiskies appearing on the scene. Featuring 500 whiskies from 23 countries, Great Whiskies is the perfect guide to today's global whisky market. Are you in search of the Islay malt that offers the peatiest finish, or curious to know which Japanese blend combines notes of pineapple and oak? Each whisky-producing region has been covered by a specialist, with detailed tasting notes to help you choose your ideal tipple. Find out the stories behind long established whisky brands, such as Johnnie Walker, The Dalmore, or Oban, and surprise yourself with new, artisan distilleries taking the whisky world by storm. Take a guided tour along five whisky trails, covering the classic whisky-producing regions of Scotland, Japan, Kentucky, and more - complete with handy tips for distillery tours and accommodation to help you plan your ideal trip. With essential tasting notes and distillery information about each of the 500+ whiskies, as well as 24 brand new whiskies exclusive to this edition, Great Whiskies is your comprehensive and accessible resource, all distilled into one travel-friendly pocket guide.
The first edition of Le Domaine de la Romanee-Conti was published in 2005. Early in 2006 the book was declared "Best Book on French Wine 2005" and it was translated into French, English, German and Japanese. In 2010 it was updated for the first time. This new and reviewed edition of the book about the Burgundian vineyard shows its special qualities and character, all of which are the result of hard work and the continuous aim for improvement. This is a trend that can also be seen in other quality estates in Burgundy. It is wonderful to see how the pursuit of ultimate quality, motivates, stimulates and vitalises the people on the Domaine. Meanwhile, work in the vineyards of the Domaine de Romanee-Conti is carried out entirely biodynamically. This luxurious edition, with new photography and up-to-date text, has a more in-depth quality.
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.
Julia Child famously commented, "I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food..." Kristy Gardner has taken this idea to the next level in Cooking with Cocktails. Every recipe involves alcohol; the result is a punchy adventure with roots in Italian and French cuisine.
Beer has been consumed across the globe for centuries and was the drink of choice in many ancient societies. Today it is the most important alcoholic drink worldwide, in terms of volume and value. The largest brewing companies have developed into global multinationals, and the beer market has enjoyed strong growth in emerging economies, but there has been a substantial decline of beer consumption in traditional markets and a shift to new products. There is close interaction between governments and markets in the beer industry. For centuries, taxes on beer or its raw materials have been a major source of tax revenue and governments have regulated the beer industry for reasons related to quality, health, and competition. This book is the first economic analysis of the beer market and brewing industry. The introduction provides an economic history of beer, from monasteries in the early Middle Ages to the recent 'microbrewery movement', whilst other chapters consider whether people drink more beer during recessions, the effect of television on local breweries, and what makes a country a 'beer drinking' nation. It comprises a comprehensive and unique set of economic research and analysis on the economics of beer and brewing and covers economic history and development, supply and demand, trade and investment, geography and scale economies, technology and innovation, health and nutrition, quantity and quality, industrial organization and competition, taxation and regulation, and regional beer market developments.
Wine has been considered a luxury product since the time of the ancient Egyptians, and today is coveted by collectors and wine enthusiasts from around the world. Yet little has been written about the world of luxury wine marketing, explaining how a wine brand can enter that special realm. This book helps to demystify the process by describing how to craft, implement, and maintain a luxury wine brand. Beginning with a definition and history of luxury wine, the authors then explain the unique business model and consumer segments for luxury wine, before outlining industry best practice in the building of luxury wine brands. Each chapter is supplemented with a vignette of a successful luxury brand producer, and provides beneficial advice on the long-term vision and passion that is necessary to create a successful luxury wine marketing strategy. This book also contains original research conducted by the authors on the size of the luxury wine market and analysis of its segmentation by region, allowing for new and unique insight into the world's top wine regions. Written as both a practitioner's guide and as a wine business textbook, Luxury Wine Marketing is a cornerstone reference resource for the business of wine.
All around the world, the public's taste for fermented cider has been growing more rapidly than at any time in the past 150 years. And with the growing interest in locally grown and artisanal foods, many new cideries are springing up all over North America, often started up by passionate amateurs who want to take their cider to the next level as small-scale craft producers. To make the very best cider-whether for yourself, your family, and friends or for market-you first need a deep understanding of the processes involved, and the art and science behind them. Fortunately, The New Cider Maker's Handbook is here to help. Author Claude Jolicoeur is an internationally known, award-winning cider maker with an inquiring, scientific mind. His book combines the best of traditional knowledge and techniques with up-to-date, scientifically based practices to provide today's cider makers with all the tools they need to produce high-quality ciders. The New Cider Maker's Handbook is divided into five parts containing: An accessible overview of the cider making process for beginners; Recommendations for selecting and growing cider-appropriate apples; Information on juice-extraction equipment and directions on how to build your own grater mill and cider press; A discussion of the most important components of apple juice and how these may influence the quality of the cider; An examination of the fermentation process and a description of methods used to produce either dry or naturally sweet cider, still or sparkling cider, and even ice cider. This book will appeal to both serious amateurs and professional cider makers who want to increase their knowledge, as well as to orchardists who want to grow cider apples for local or regional producers. Novices will appreciate the overview of the cider-making process, and, as they develop skills and confidence, the more in-depth technical information will serve as an invaluable reference that will be consulted again and again. This book is sure to become the definitive modern work on cider making. A mechanical engineer by profession, Claude Jolicoeur first developed his passion for apples and cider after acquiring a piece of land on which there were four rows of old abandoned apple trees. He started making cider in 1988 using a "no-compromise" approach, stubbornly searching for the highest possible quality. Since then, his ciders have earned many awards and medals at competitions, including a Best of Show at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP). Claude actively participates in discussions on forums like the Cider Digest, and is regularly invited as a guest speaker to events such as the annual Cider Days festival in western Massachusetts. He lives in Quebec City.
"Whether a clean-drinking history buff or a connoisseur of all things served in fancy cups, New Orleans Cocktails raises a glass to the best of culture." --Christina Leo, inRegister "Transport yourself to the heart of New Orleans' fascinating cocktail culture with this collection of contemporary and classic drinks. Expect unique libations inspired by writers, musicians, and revolutionaries of The Big Easy, as well as bartender insights, party-planning chapters, and top shopping tips." --The Spirits Business Immerse yourself in the magic and mystery of New Orleans with this fun and elegant new guide to the best bars and cocktails of the city. Far more than just a cocktail recipe book, New Orleans Cocktails features signature creations by the best mixologists in the Big Easy, inspired by Crescent City musicians, writers, and revolutionaries alike. Along with soundtrack suggestions, bartending techniques and preparations, tips for the first-time New Orleans visitor, and cocktail terminology, you'll also learn to master more than 100 of New Orleans' most exciting cocktails and bartender originals, including: *New Orleans classics like the Sazerac (at the Sazerac Bar, of course) and Arnaud's twist on the French 75 *Drinks inspired by the city's history, like the absinthe-filled Jean LaFitte Cocktail *Iconic drinks like the Classic Hurricane that will transport you to Bourbon Street You'll also find invaluable insider tips from local bartenders, including a Q&A with Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail! Concoct your own authentic Mardi Gras celebration without ever leaving your zip code with this comprehensive guide to the art of New Orleans cocktail making.
This book - researched and authored by recognised rum expert Pascal Kahlin - offers a comprehensive overview of a wide range of different rums and the most important places of production around the world. The evolution of rum is closely tied to the cultural history and prevalence of sugar. As a comprehensive guide, Rum - Rhum - Ron discusses and classifies different rum brands and portrays important distilleries in image and texts, detailing their history, local variations and particularities. This 'atlas of rum' tells rum's story and its rise from sailor's drink to collector's item - a compendium for experts and anyone with an interest in spirits.
COOL DRINKS FOR HOT SUMMER DAYS With their thirst-quenching profile, crisp acidity, and vibrant fruit flavors, juicy summer cocktails are pure refreshment and just what we crave, whether lounging poolside or working the grill. And here, from expert mixologist and hospitality maven Nick Mautone, are over 45 no-fail recipes for the very best of them, from classics like the pina colada and the Tom Collins to the perfect margarita and a killer mojito. Includes cocktails with wine, like peach sangria, and even fruit-forward alcohol-free cocktails like virgin watermelon punch. Oh, and that world's best gin and tonic? The secret is ginger syrup.
The concept of terroir is one of the most celebrated and controversial subjects in wine today. Most will agree that well-made wine has the capacity to express "somewhereness," a set of consistent aromatics, flavors, or textures that amount to a signature expression of place. But for every advocate there is a skeptic, and for every writer singing praises related to terroir there is a study or a detractor seeking to debunk terroir as a myth. Wine and Place examines terroir using a multitude of voices and multiple points of view-from science to literature, from winemakers to wine critics-seeking not to prove its veracity but to explore its pros, its cons, and its other aspects. This comprehensive anthology lets the reader come to one's own conclusion about terroir.
Cutty Sark - the whisky, not the ship - was launched in 1923 and went on to become one of the most popular whiskies in the world. The first Scotch whisky to sell more than 1 million cases annually in the USA it was noted for its light colour and easy mixability. In this unique, full colour volume, editor Ian Buxton has assembled a top team of whisky experts to tell the colourful story behind 'the real McCoy'. With exclusive access to historical archives we meet the blenders behind the whisky, explore its rise and rise through Prohibition and post-war recovery, and discover new and exciting cocktail recipes specially created for the book. Contributions from Helen Arthur, Dave Broom, Ian Buxton, Charles MacLean, Marcin Miller, Martine Nouet, Paul Pacult, Gary Regan, Neil Ridley and Gavin D Smith.
THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO ALCOHOL AND YOUR HEALTH
Alcohol - a simple molecule that can induce so much pleasure and pain at the same time... As the most harmful drug in the UK, it has a profound and wide-reaching impact on our health and on society at large. Drink? is the first book of its kind, written by a scientist and rooted in 40 years of medical research and hands-on experience treating patients. Professor David Nutt cuts through the noise to explain the long- and short-term effects of alcohol, makes complex science digestible and takes readers through its journey inside the body and brain from the very first sip.
Drink? holds the key to all the questions you want to know the answers to, covering mental health, sleep, hormones, fertility and addiction. It sheds light on what 'responsible drinking' truly means and equips us with the essential knowledge we all need to make rational, informed decisions about our consumption now and in the future.
Former International Wine Communicator of the Year, Jane Parkinson, gives you the lowdown on wine and how to make the most of it. Wine offers an exciting look at the global scene with detailed information on all of your favourite grapes and styles. Jane makes sure that once you have read through this manifesto, you will know exactly how to pick the right wine every time. Over the last decade, the way we buy, serve and enjoy wine has changed drastically, here you will find everything you need in order to find your desired taste, from storage, glasses, temperature and equipment, to a detailed breakdown of each grape and style with a visual key. Whether red or white, Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc, Wine will make sure you find your perfect match.
This is the story of how one man, with a bit of help from his friends, created a revolution in the hitherto staid world of Scotch Whisky. But by creating the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, he gave whisky drinkers access to the finest distilled liquor on the planet - and what's more, he had a great time doing it. The book is a collection of stories about Pip and his friends and how they brought Scotland's finest product to a waiting world. It begins in a small farm in Aberdeenshire and moves through high places (The World Trade Centre) and low (a jungle dive in the South Seas), with the help of the famous and the obscure, the good, the bad and the mildly delinquent. There are high mountains and wild seas, and a trip (with whisky) to Communist eastern Europe in a vintage Lagonda.
The Brewer's Tale is for anyone who, drinking a beer, has wondered how the past tasted. Part travelogue, part history, part culinary adventure, beer critic William Bostwick uncovers the stories behind the brewers who have practised their craft since the dawn of civilisation. Beer by beer Bostwick tells a history of the world through the brewer's eyes, unearthing recipes from poems and potsherds to re-create these beers and their long-lost flavours. Jumping through time as he weaves ancient lore with today's craft scene, Bostwick meets adventurous brewers who share his path, trading insight, recipes and ingredients like home-grown hops and wild, Nile Delta yeast. The Brewer's Tale is history told in the glass, from tongue-numbing mead to sour pediococcus-laced lambic.
Recreate the most popular drinks to have been shaken, stirred and swallowed at one of the world's most unique venues. George Michael, Freddie Mercury, Grace Jones, Fatboy Slim, Irvine Welsh, Boy George, Kate Moss, Kylie, LCD SoundSystem and countless other celebrities and rock royalty, have all sipped the cocktails served at the legendary Pikes Ibiza while sitting around its iconic pool and dancing in the in-house nightclub that used to be Freddie Mercury's suite. Now, for the first time ever, The Pikes Cocktail Book tells the story of this incredible place, with drinks recipes inspired by mischief and misbehaviour at this epicentre of Balearic excess. The 65 drinks recipes are divided into chapters such as Poolside Sunset, After Midnight and The Morning After where you can sample Captain of the Night, Sunny's Gay G&T, Golden Bird and many more. 'Among Ibiza's growing raft of luxury hotels, Pikes remains a characterful standout. The venue has carved a niche as a hedonistic creative hub, providing the setting for Freddie Mercury's 41st birthday party, Wham's Club Tropicana video and cutting-edge art and music pop-ups' - The FT: How to Spend It
Shortlisted for the 2017 Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink on the planet, but few who enjoy it know much about how its four ingredients - malted barley, hops, yeast and water - miraculously combine. We've been brewing and drinking beer for thousands of years, without understanding how or why the brewing process works. In the Middle Ages, yeast was called `godisgoode' because no one had any idea what fermentation was. Malting barley, too, has for centuries seemed genuinely wondrous: it's only in the last 200 years that science has identified and understood how man and yeast work together to gently (or not so gently) persuade this humble grain to give up its sugary stash for fermentation into beer. From the birth of brewing (and civilization) in the Middle East, through an exploration of water's unmurky depths and the surreal madness of drink-sodden hop-blessings in the Czech Republic, to the stunning recreation of the first ever modern beer - Miracle Brew is an extraordinary journey through the nature and science of brewing. Along the way, we'll meet and drink with a cast of characters who reveal the magic of beer and celebrate the joy of drinking it. And, almost without noticing, we'll learn the naked truth about the world's greatest beverage.
Leave no guest out and get creative with on-trend drink recipes perfect for every occasion. Zero Proof Drinks & More offers delicious and mindful drinks for every guest and every occasion. Maureen Petrosky, an entertaining & lifestyle expert, shares over 100 no-alcohol and low-alcohol recipes for cocktails, spritzers, ciders, coffees, shandies and radlers and a whole lot more. The reasons for no- and low-alcohol drinking are as varied as the drinks themselves - ranging from religious belief to pregnancy to living a healthier lifestyle to the role of "designated driver." There's a worldwide trend toward lower alcohol consumption, and 52 percent of people who drink report that they are actively trying to cut back. Witness the popularity of Dry January and Mindful Drinking, and the growing number of "Sober Curious" millennials. With Zero Proof Drinks & More, you'll be prepared - with the perfect pour for every guest, along with easy tips and tricks for creating on-trend and delicious drink solutions for entertaining or simply winding down after a long day.
"A great primer. . . . If you're new to the
natural/organic/biodynamic wine debates, Authentic Wine is the
place to start."--Huffington Post
Exploring the lighter side of whisky-making, whisky consumption, whisky over-consumption, whisky in literature, whisky and the law and even whisky and death, this book offers stories and anecdotes contributed by whisky industry personalities.
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