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The Real Jack Daniel, Straight Up
You know the brand, now meet the man. He was dapper and diminutive, with the soft, amiable drawl of the quintessential Southern gentleman. Upon first meeting the mature and successful Jack Daniel, few would have guessed that this elegant, mild-mannered aristocrat had clawed his way up from stark poverty, toiled for countless hours, risked his life many times, and overcome obstacles that crushed seemingly tougher men to achieve his success.
Blood &Whiskey tells the rousing and inspiring tale of this legendary distiller's rise to fame and fortune. Reaching deep into the rich history of Lynchburg, Tennessee, author Peter Krass paints a compelling portrait of the post--Civil War South and reveals how an impoverished orphan, taken in by neighbors, discovered his calling at an early age and went on to create one of the most powerful and recognized brands in the world.
Critical Praise for Peter Krass's Carnegie
"Seizing the mantle that J. F. Wall has held since 1970 as
Andrew Carnegie's definitive biographer, Peter Krass has written a
superb new account of the legendary industrialist and
philanthropist's remarkable life . . . timely, balanced,
"An objective and readable portrait of a fascinating, conflicted
Batched cocktails perfect for parties and groups! Within this book of delicious recipes, you will find tons of cocktails to share and batch in large quantities for festive and convivial evenings, including: Strawberry Daiquiri Bubbly Champagne Punch Pina Colada Cosmo Moscow Mule Daquiri Cuba Libre Gin and Tonic Bloody Mary Bellini Mai Tai Sex on the Beach Passionfruit Mojito Blue Lemonade Sangria And More! Stylish, revisited and always inspired, simple or more sophisticated, giant cocktails are ideal for special occasions. Serve them in a salad bowl, pitcher, or a jar, the preparations proposed in this book lend themselves perfectly to the large format. This book includes so many recipes that are sure to please your guests and make your event or gathering a success!
Sour Grapes cuts through the South African wine industry to uncork its vinous myths, revealing the veritas in the Cape vino.
Neil Pendock presents an idiosyncratic view of South African wine and illuminates some of the fascinating characters who contribute to the frothy spittoon in the kingdom of Bacchus at the continent’s southernmost tip.
Irreverent, opinionated, always amusing – Pendock probes incisively beneath the tannic skin of the wine world. This book gives a refreshingly sceptical view of the entourage of wine commentators – the VIPs, the writers, the connoisseurs and the amateurs, the charlatans and the experts, the professionals and the detractors – the people who really make our local wines tick.
In what is not so much a book about wine itself, as it is about the people who talk about, write about and make wine – the Bacchic chattering classes – ultimately, the author chooses humour as the best way to approach the subject.
Liven up the party with this heady collection of drinking games! Choose from brain-boggling classics such as Fuzzy Duck and Twenty-One or dizzying games of pure chance like TV Drinking and Vodka Roulette - whichever you play, you're guaranteed to be gleeful and giggly by the end!
Often radical and controversial, Buhner has clearly and beautifully explored the mysterious universal beliefs between ancient arid indigenous cultures as to the spirituality and healing power of plants and fermentation. In the spirit of Carlos Castenada, he forges a quest in pursuit of the experiential. Highlights of comprehensive information never presented in one volume include: mead, honey and hive products; heather ale; psychotropic beers; and beers and ales from sacred and medicinal trees and plants.
Now in its 31st edition, the Penin Guide Spanish Wine 2021 is the definitive guide to Spanish wine. Each year our team of tasters travels to every wine-growing area of Spain to taste and review new varieties, labels and vintages, and this year's edition of the guide contains information on more than 10,500 new wines. Whatever your budget, the Penin Guide is the indispensable guide for those who want to discover the best of Spanish wine.
This book invites readers to discover an exceptional wine grown in the French region of Bordeaux. Chateau Cantemerle, which has been a vineyard since the Middle Ages, has a unique history full of mystery and intrigue. To tell its story, Valerie Labadie has created an original narrative, combining her own insights with the imagined memory of Baroness de Villeneuve, a 19th-century ancestor who signed the important Bordeaux Wine Official Classification documents in 1855. With 150 stunning, atmospheric photographs, Labadie takes readers on a journey around the vineyard, revealing a mansion that looks like Sleeping Beauty's castle, mysterious shadowy cellars, and a romantic 200-acre park in which wine-lovers can be lost for hours. Including a detailed history of Cantemerle's wines, this beautiful book will seduce wine lovers as they drift through its pages, ideally with a glass of Bordeaux in hand.
Drinking wine can be traced back 8,000 years, yet the wines we drink today are radically different from those made in earlier eras. While its basic chemistry remains largely the same, wine's social roles have changed fundamentally, being invented and reinvented many times over many centuries.
In Inventing Wine, Paul Lukacs tells the enticing story of wine's transformation from a source of spiritual and bodily nourishment to a foodstuff valued for the wide array of pleasures it can provide. He chronicles how the prototypes of contemporary wines first emerged when people began to have options of what to drink, and he demonstrates that people selected wine for dramatically different reasons than those expressed when doing so was a necessity rather than a choice.
During wine's long history, men and women imbued wine with different cultural meanings and invented different cultural roles for it to play. The power of such invention belonged both to those drinking wine and to those producing it. These included tastemakers like the medieval Cistercian monks of Burgundy who first thought of place as an important aspect of wine's identity; nineteenth-century writers such as Grimod de la Reyniere and Cyrus Redding who strived to give wine a rarefied aesthetic status; scientists like Louis Pasteur and Emile Peynaud who worked to help winemakers take more control over their craft; and a host of visionary vintners who aimed to produce better, more distinctive-tasting wines, eventually bringing high-quality wine to consumers around the globe.
By charting the changes in both wine's appreciation and its production, Lukacs offers a fascinating new way to look at the present as well as the past."
Facetten der Weinkunst beleuchtet aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven, was einen Wein zu einem Kunstwerk macht. Indem der Autor seine Anspruche an Weinkunst aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln beschreibt, nimmt er uns mit auf eine Entdeckungsreise der Traditionen, des regionalen Kulturguts, des Terroirs mit Natur, Kultur und gesetzlichen Vorschriften sowie des Zeitgeschmacks. Das Buch erklart detailliert, wie sich Handwerk und Kunst unterscheiden, was die Geschmacksunterschiede ausmacht und lasst den Leser erschmecken, dass jede Lage und die Hand der Kunstler Weine mit anderen Nuancen hervorbringen kann. Das Buch entfuhrt uns in die Welt der exzellenten Weine und analysiert, welche Weine derzeit zu den Wichtigsten der heutigen Weinkunst gezahlt werden koennen. Sowohl Kenner und Liebhaber als auch fur diejenigen, die gerade erst anfangen Weinkunst zu erleben, ist dieses Buch ein perfekter Einstieg.
The first book to cover the booming gin industry across the globe, country by country. Never has there been a more striking revolution in the world of distilled spirits than the current renaissance of gin. With small craft distilleries popping up all over the world, from Texas to Tasmania, more varieties and techniques being used than ever before, and a tapestry of tastes from light and citrusy to big bold savory notes, gin's appeal is extraordinarily wide and varied. From gin made in small batches from local botanicals, to large facilities which make some of the world's most recognized gin brands, World Atlas of Gin looks at everything from the botanical to the bottle: how and where botanicals are grown and harvested and their role within the flavor of gin; producers and the stories behind their brands; exactly where, and how, gins are made; and, country by country, the best examples to try. Global cocktails are covered too, including the history and country of origin of some of the best-known mixed gin drinks. For everyone and anyone who wants to understand more about gin, its history and production methods, the countries that have helped make it a global success story, and appreciate the best gins the world has to offer, this is the definitive guide.
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