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The Colour of Wine isn’t just another book about picturesque Cape vineyards. Instead, it tells the remarkable story of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy through the personal journeys of black winemakers. Woven through their stories are interviews with wine producers and politicians, chefs and sommeliers, connoisseurs and teachers, drinkers and tasters.
The book, twinned with the documentary film The Colour of Wine (included on DVD), explores the turbulent history of winemaking in South Africa, and the varied careers the industry has to offer. Wine doyen John Platter offers insights into where South African wine is now, and where the industry needs to go. You’ll also discover a rich array of local recipes that complement South African wines.
The Colour of Wine gives a taste of the changing world of South African wine.
This book is what happens when two guys spend way too much time obsessing about beer and food around a fire pit. Ride along as brothers-in-law Greg and Karl explore South Africa’s craft beer culture and meet the passionate people behind a few of their favourite beers.
Then braai your way through a collection of ridiculously tasty recipes and discover the world of food and beer pairing. Learn new ways to use beer and beer ingredients in your cooking and do it all with a cold brew in hand. This is Beer Country’s Beer. Food. Fire.
From cocktails, soups, salads, main dishes and sides to desserts and baking - A Year Of Seasonal Dishes caters for every occasion, including Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
Compiled by South Africa's most established food magazine, A Year Of Seasonal Dishes provides recipes for each month of the year using ingredients in season. A seasonal chart and the ultimate quantity conversion manual ensure fool-proof cooking.
Indispensable to chefs, students, cooks and all lovers of food and cooking.
John Platter returns! With the same simple approach to wine which made him a household name in South Africa, he tells the stories of wines and winemakers; taste the wines himself; writes about them in language everyone can understand. Today’s winelands are another country. Young revolutionaries are leading a charge. Old campaigners are rising to the challenge. New areas, new varieties are being explored, ancient vineyards revived. Never has the wine scene been so exciting, so ready for this new book by an old hand. A writer who has also grown and made wine himself. This is not another Platter wine guide. It is not a list of the ‘best’ wines blind-tasted and scored by a panel. It is no more, no less, than John Platter’s purely personal picks of the wines he enjoys drinking. And why. It is completely different from any other wine book on the market. The stunning images are by photographer Clinton Friedman.
If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you need to read this book.
Cathy Marston takes you on a wine appreciation journey from easy drinking sweets, through the popular sauvignon blancs (sew-vin-yon blonks), bubblies, dessert wines and on to the fuller reds, with the sole aim of giving you confidence in your wine choices. The confidence to enjoy drinking wine; to see it as a pleasure, not a potential source of embarrassment; and above all, to help you become confidently curious about trying something new.
Because the real secret of wine success is that the more you drink, the more you know. Admittedly, the less you probably remember, but hey – you can’t have everything.
Following the success of African Brew, the first ever book to showcase the South African craft beer scene, beer-centric author Lucy Corne is back with a second homage to hops and grain. Beer Safari takes readers on a journey through the microbreweries of South Africa, stopping to chat to each brewer along the way.
The book is laid out geographically to assist the reader in planning his or her own beer safari. Look out for the 'Big Five Pints' – the author’s pick of the very best South African craft beers. There is also space for beer aficionados to scribble their own tasting notes alongside each brewery’s beer menu.
Beer Safari is the only South African beer book whose author has, in person, visited every one of the 100-plus breweries to get the brewers’ stories, photograph their often quirky brewing setups and of course, to taste their beers. Peppered between the inspiring tales of passionate brewers, are snippets of essential beer knowledge – ideal for the 'beerginner' – alongside checklists that will appeal to newbie beer drinkers and veterans alike. Whether readers are looking for family-friendly beery weekends away, the cutest brewpubs with the finest views or a list of where to go for South Africa’s hoppiest ales, Beer Safari is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide.
The directory showcases everything needed to continue the beer journey – for those who prefer to enjoy other people’s wares, there are recommendations for liquor stores and bars offering a supreme selection of beer. Those who yearn to brew their own will find information on homebrewing stores, courses and clubs throughout the country. Written in Corne’s signature light-hearted style, and with a fresh, vibrant design, Beer Safari perfectly captures the exciting and unpretentious nature that characterises the South African craft beer scene.
Craft Beer is the perfect guide to South African Craft Breweries and Brewers to help you unravel the mysteries of craft beer and discover hidden gems as well as meet the craftsmen and their offerings.
A craft beer is more than a pint - it’s a taste, a place and an experience. There is a story behind each ingredient in every beer, and thinking about these will increase your sensory experience and make craft beer a delight to your palate. Craft beer is a whole-hearted creative expression; the styles and recipes brewed are always original, and are based on the tastes and interests of each brewer.
MapStudio's Craft Beer will give you all the information you need to discover the perfectly crafted beer - the history of craft beer brewery, how a beer is brewed, beer classifications, the location of South African local craft breweries and their individual beers, as well as interesting stories behind all the brewers, how they started, their passion and of course, their beers.
The book also lists all beer festivals and events where friends, family and craft brewers can come together and share ideas and beers!!
Discover the passion that is Craft Beer.
See the world through rose-coloured glasses with this this, the latest cocktail recipe book in the phenomenally successful MADE ME DO IT series. Rose has become the drink of choice for many, and sales are booming - thanks in no small part to its Instagram-able pink hue as wells as its sweet and refreshing taste. Rose wine makes an ideal base for cocktails. It blends perfectly with the bitter notes of Campari for a delicious twist on the Negroni, and is equally at home with sweet creme de cassis for a Kir Blush. This beautifully illustrated book shows off the versatility of this popular wine to create a host of sophisticated and easy-to-drink cocktails. In Rose Made Me Do It, writer, mixologist and cocktail consultant Colleen Graham explains everything you need to know: how to choose the right type of wine, which spirits and mixers blend well and how to create crisp cocktails for every occasion. Featuring 60 wine cocktails and punches from around the world - including everything from sangrias to spritzes and bellinis to martinis, and the icey genius of Frose (frozen rose) - this book invites you to drink pink. Rose all day - yes way!
Do your ears perk up when you hear the telltale pop of a prosecco bottle? Do you think every drink is just a little bit nicer with bubbles? Prosecco is no longer just a sparkling wine, it's a cultural phenomenon, a party in a glass. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a whole world of bubbly beverages, and showcase the potential of Prosecco. From the classic bellini and fresh fruit mimosa, to a wide range of sparkling cocktails, the recipes in this book are light, fizzy, and fun. 60 delicious recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends-or yourself!
Since 1980, Platter's has been the winelover's must-have companion for exploring the world of South African wine. The guide's independent ratings and reviews are the result of a best-of-both-worlds system of sighted and blind tastings.
This new edition features over 8,000 wines from more than 900 producers, alond with 100-point equivalents for the familiar star ratings, and useful information for learning about and travelling in our beautiful winelands.
60 tantalising tequila and mezcal cocktails Tequila and mezcal are tipped to be the hot spirits of the year, and Tequila Made Me Do It offers everything you need to create 60 tantalising cocktails right at home. Following the best-selling Prosecco Made Me Do It and Gin Made Me Do It, this enchantingly illustrated book will introduce you to the incredible world of agave-based cocktails, and showcase the true potential of spicy tequila and smoky mezcal. From the classic margarita and its hibiscus, Cadillac, and tamarind brethren, to a wide range of smoky, citrusy, and delectable cocktails, such as the Oaxacan Dead and Levitation, the recipes in this book are fun to create - and even more fun to drink! These 60 delicious cocktail recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork by Ruby Taylor, in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends - or yourself!
2016 was officially the "year of gin" in the UK, with sales topping GBP1 billion! The brilliantly botanical spirit is much more than tonic's sidekick, it's sophisticatedly sippable, and adds depth and flavour to any drink. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a host of cocktails from the classic to the cutting edge, and showcase the versatile potential of gin. In Gin Made Me Do It, gin aficionado and cocktail maven Jassy Davis explains everything you need to know: how to choose the perfect blend, mix the ultimate martini, and deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion. From the perfect G&T and updates on classics like the Aviator and the Vesper, to a wide range of herbaceous cocktails, the recipes in this book are fresh, flavourful, and fun. 60 delicious recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends-or yourself!
60 wonderful whisky and bourbon cocktails Oaky, smoky, young or old, whisky is a versatile and highly spirited spirit that has been the backbone of the classic cocktail since the old-fashioned was new. From the highlands of Scotland to Bourbon county, Kentucky, whisky distilleries have spread across the world, and today there are multitudes of styles and flavours to complement any manner of mixer. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to the wider world of malts, and showcase the true potential of whisky and bourbon. In Whisky Made Me Do It, award-winning mixologist and Certified Specialist of Spirits, Lance Mayhew explains everything you need to know: how to choose the right type, mix the ultimate Manhattan and find the perfect cocktail for any occasion. From grown-up scotch and sodas, celebratory mint juleps, or playful picklebacks, there are recipes here for any mood, any event, and any whisky-drinker.
Oz Clarke is recognized the world over as one of the leading experts on wine and this new book, Oz Clarke's World of Wine, is an entertaining yet authoritative guide to the world of wine that has grown out of all recognition in the last 20 years. The book covers all you need to know about Oz's favourite wines, grapes and top vineyards and wine regions. In his trademark lively and opinionated prose, Oz takes the reader on a 'grand tour' of the great wine regions of the world, explaining the flavours behind different wines and how to find the wine you want, from Vancouver Island in the west to the coast of China in the east. He will inspire the reader to be adventurous in his choices of wines to drink and to make the best of the wonderful world of wine. Illustrated with photographs of stunning wine landscapes and detailed, maps of key wine countries and regions, this book illustrates and explains the vital connections between wine and its landscape. Fundamental to the understanding of wine is a sense of place - knowing which country, which region, which hillside and which vineyard a wine comes from adds enormously to the pleasure of drinking it.
Cocktails don't need to be complicated to taste delicious. Take cocktails back to basics with Sipsmith's uncompromisingly handcrafted gin. 100 gin cocktails, all with only three ingredients.Enjoy fuss-free drinks, from summer sipping to winter warmers, time-honoured classics to new twists. Along the way, you will find expert mixing tips, drink history and stories worth reading over a Martini or two. Delicious cocktails range from classics such as the Negroni and Martini to drinks for sipping at occasions, whether it's an Earl Grey Sour for a nightcap, or a new take such as a Gin Espresso Martini. Recipes include: Dry Martini Negroni Gin Fizz Gin Basil Smash Watermelon Martini Hot Gin Twist Earl Grey Sour Gin Caipirinha Dark Fruit Bramble Gin Espresso Martini ...and many more.
Botanists Selena Ahmed, Ashley DuVal and Rachel Meyer from the New York based craft bitters-making company, Shoots & Roots Bitters, take us on an enlightening trip throughout the plant world as they share their unique expertise on the ecology, cultural practices, and medicinal properties just waiting to be discovered at the bottom of your glass. Notes on the origins of bitters, the science of taste and phytochemistry are followed by a neat guide on how to extract and make herbal infusions at home. Add enlightening plant profiles with a mix of unique botanical drink recipes, and this is a truly fascinating experiential insight into the vital meaning of biodiversity today.
Scotch or Irish? Bourbon or rye? However you like your whisky, this book is a masterful blend of history, terminology, tips and memorable quips. Topped up with dozens of recipes to suit any whisky lover's palate - from classic cocktails to Scotch-imbued fudge and smoky bourbon glaze - this neat little miscellany will deepen your appreciation of this superlative spirit.
The Virgin Cocktail Garden brings together 80 delicious recipes for botanical drinks based on fresh fruits, garden herbs and exotic spices. Organized according to main ingredient, the recipes are non-alcoholic but have variations for adding alcohol for those who decide to imbibe but want to be as healthy as they can while doing so. The recipes include superfood ingredients, from acai berry and avocado to papaya and pomegranate. Each creation in The Virgin Cocktail Garden is expertly crafted and inspired by some of the most exciting trends in bartending and mixology. The book also explains how to make professional-quality mixed drinks in your home, listing essential bar kit, fancy glassware, party planning and fantastic finishing touches.
Winemaking is as old as civilization itself and wine has always been more than just a drink. For thousands of years, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to its current status as a vast global industry, the history of wine has been directly related to major social, cultural, religious and economic changes. This fascinating and entertaining book takes a look at 100 bottles that mark a significant change in the evolution of wine and winemaking and captures the innovations and discoveries that have had the biggest impact on the history of `bottled poetry'. From goatskin to the German Ratskeller casks and invention of the glass wine bottle, from the short onion-shaped bottles of the 1720s to the tall cylindrical bottles of the 1780s, why Bordeaux, Burgundy and Hoch have their own distinctive bottle shape to the distinctive Paul Masson carafe of the 1970s. Other stories cover the first cork-topped bottles to screw caps, bag-in-box, cans and cartons, early wine labels once glue was strong enough, the first wine labels to be produced by a vineyard (and not a merchant as previously) and commissioned artwork by the 20th century's most iconic artists for labels on high-end bottles; historically important and unique bottles: the oldest unopened, the most expensive sold at auction, the rarest; wines from the oldest vineyard in production, from the driest place on earth, from the highest and lowest vineyards and the most northern and southern. Oz Clarke also writes about the people who have influenced wine through the centuries, from the medieval Cistercian monks of Burgundy who first thought of place as an important aspect of wine's identity, through scientists like Pasteur and Peynaud who improved key technical aspects of winemaking, to 20th-century giants like Robert Mondavi and Robert Parker Jr. Oz also talks about famous vintages, from the 1727 Rudesheimer Apostelwein to the first Montana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in 1979 and today's cult wines from Bordeaux and California. Word Count - 55,000
Foreword by Alexandre Ricard. 'A thoroughly splendid and very persuasive paean to the glories of the home bar. If you have secretly dreamed of building a bar inside your house, then you need this book.' Victoria Moore Home Bar covers all aspects of home bar design in addition to offering inspiration advice on how to create it; from which drinks to include, glassware and fridges, to recipes from some key bartenders and truly inspiring interiors. Whether you hanker after a small, stylish bar cart for a tiny urban apartment or are planning a bespoke entertainment space in your home, indoors or out, Home Bar is a comprehensive resource and a go-to inspirational manual of discerning drinks. With exclusive access to the owner of Pernod Ricard's own glamorous home bar in the south of France, this book will appeal to Mad Men fans, millenials for whom a homemade cocktail from a drinks trolley is the height of cool, and also to any discerning drinker fascinated by the mystique of soda syphons, cocktail kits and seriously interesting aperitifs and digestifs. Written by a leading authority on drink, Home Bar includes photographs from Simon Upton, one of the world's leading interiors photographers working in exclusive homes. With images from major bar cart retailers too, this book is a beautiful, comprehensive and indispensable reference for cool drinks at home, anytime.
Make waves in your kitchen and create a feast fit for a mermaid Dive into this magical under-the-sea adventure and bring the mysterious mermaids to life in this shimmering cookbook filled with pearls and sparkles. Whether you want to build a Sandcastle Cake, bake Turtle Waffles, concoct Jam Clams or create a Sealicious Smoothie, The Mermaid Cookbook is packed with recipes perfect for parties and times when you want to mermaze your guests.
From historic gabled manor houses to contemporary wineries, quirky family-run farms to iconic estates, country picnics to world-class fine dining restaurants, this 3rd edition of Wineries Of The Cape profiles 58 of the very best visitor experiences in the winelands.
All are within easy reach of Cape Town, and a top-notch wine selection is at the core of each of the wineries chosen for inclusion in the book.
Rose is in the pink these days, and it's no surprise - whether you're at a picnic or a barbecue, enjoying a cosy night in or a big night out, with a glass of rose in hand everything is just peachy. Bringing together the finest blend of recipes, clever quips, trivia and statements from aficionados the world over, this little book raises a glass to the rising star of the wine world: rose.
Whether you are hosting a dazzling party or you fancy a quiet evening in with your friends, be the best mixologist with the aid of this little book of cocktails. Including a splash of trivia, a dash of quotes and topped up with a concoction of tantalising recipes, It's Cocktail Time! will make you want every hour to be cocktail hour!
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