All Know Your Booze Before You Choose
Author: Richard Betts,Crystal English Sacca,Wendy MacNaughton
Publisher: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
View: 945A clever distillation of America's favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert Whiskey fever is sweeping the nation. Every day, craft distilleries are popping up in remote counties and urban centers, offering a wealth of great choices to consumers--and just as many puzzlements. Does the introduction of a simple "e" to go from whisky to whiskey mean anything? What's the difference between Scotch and Rye? What's Canadian whisky anyway? And what about the whiskeys of Scotland, Japan, and Ireland? Where's a humble Joe to start? In this witty kid-style book on an adult topic, Richard Betts boils down his know-how into twenty pages, cooling our "brown-sweat" anxieties and dividing whiskey into three simple categories: Grain, Wood, and Place. While most whiskey tomes are about as fun as a chemistry lesson, Betts makes the learning slide down easy, reassuring us that this exalted spirit is just distilled beer and, through a nasal romp, helping us figure out which kinds we love best. Humorous illustrations and scratch-and-sniff scents (vanilla, sandalwood, grass, and more) help would-be connoisseurs learn their personal preferences. Language label and Map to Your Desires included.
A Beer Lover's Companion
Author: Justin Kennedy
View: 5674Foreword by Master Cicerone Rich Higgins Discover everything there is to know about beer with this sensational companion guide, packed with trivia, entertaining games, and fascinating anecdotes about the origins of well-known and rare beers—and ten unique "scratch and sniff" chapter openers devoted to each style of brew. To truly know a beer, it isn’t enough to taste it. You must breathe in its distinctive aroma—a specially balanced blend of natural ingredients that differentiate one style of beer from another. Divided by common beer types, each chapter of this one-of-a-kind beer guide opens with a scratch and sniff panel that introduces you to a specific blend and offers a tantalizing preview of its flavor. Beer expert Rich Higgins provides key information, background history, and activities—a wealth of insider knowledge that adds body, depth, and flavor to every page. There is even a section for designing your own signature beer labels. Whether you just want to discover more about favorite brews or are interested in becoming a home brew master, The Scratch & Sniff Guide to Beer is a delight for every beer fan.
Author: Kim Haasarud,Alexandra Grablewski
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
View: 9533“Corks popping, frothy liquid flowing, a cold crispy freshness . . . nothing quite so perfectly reflects the notion of ‘the best in life.’ This is a book for celebrants. It's a book for romantics. It's a book for the entertainer who wants a light, fresh concoction that can bring people together to accent the joys of the day. So break out the bubbly and toast!” -From 101 Champagne Cocktails
Author: Laurence Shames,Peter Barton
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 5728Chronicles the life of the founder of Liberty Media, from his protests against the Vietnam War and his jam sessions with Sha Na Na through his work as a political consultant and businessman and his battle against cancer.
Author: Seth Matlins,Eve Epstein
View: 5782Legal in all 50 states, this entertaining, informative, and whimsically illustrated guide covers 4,000 years of weed and its significance—psychoactive, cultural, medical, sexual, and more—in just 22 pages and with 20 scratch-&-sniff scents. From the science behind the munchies to the botanical link between weed and beer; from weed’s sexual upsides to its (literal) sexual downsides; from Tupac to Shakespeare to why weed makes music sound better: This book may just be the greatest-ever gift for anyone from the cannabis connoisseur to the cannabis curious.
A Complete Guide to Cocktails, Martinis, and Mixed Drinks
Author: Mardee Haidin Regan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
View: 9002A newly revised second edition of the ultimate bartender's Bible This up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use guide presents recipes for hundreds of cocktails and mixed drinks, plus step-by-step directions for making virtually every popular mixed drink, both contemporary and classic-from an A.B.C. to a Zorbatini. Plus, the book includes full coverage of all the basics of bartending, including equipment, ingredients, techniques, glassware, and garnishes. Includes more than 850 recipes in simple alphabetical order, with step-by-step instructions and problem-solving tips A tough waterproof cover makes this guide perfect for using on the job and on the fly Includes a mini-course on professional bartending for first-timers or anyone who needs a refresher course Written by wine and spirits expert Mardee Regan—a Julia Child Cookbook Award nominee—The Bartender's Best Friend, Second Edition is the perfect resource for every mixologist.
Author: Kevin Zraly
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
View: 6422Looks at how and where wine is made and how this affects its quality and pricing, including information on how the professionals taste and rate wine and a country-by-country tour of the latest vintages.
Author: Danny May,Andy Sharpe
Publisher: Adams Media
View: 389Anyone who's ever walked into a wine store and found themselves befuddled by the myriad varieties and vintages available knows that choosing the right bottle of wine isn't easy. Fortunately, The Only Wine Book You'll Ever Need takes a simplified approach to this seemingly complicated topic. Whether looking to build your own personal wine cellar or to brush up on serving wine in social situations, you will learn: What makes a good wine good Why some wines are categorized by both region and variety Which flaws to watch for in wines How to choose the right wine for the right occasion for the right price How to order and serve wine like an expert How to pair wine with food Teeming with 288 pages of valuable information and tips, this book is perfect for wine lovers who want to know what they are drinking.
View: 8276Giving readers the confidence to discover, buy, and drink wines that they'll enjoy, Wine: A Tasting Course helps you explore and develop your palate in your own time and at your own pace. Offering a visual tour of wine styles, explaining the big-picture concepts, and encouraging readers to recognize the connections between wines, author Marnie Old, a renowned American sommelier, challenges all the stuffy orthodoxies about wine, and teaches that best way to learn is through tasting. Providing a fresh take on the world of wine, showing you what you need to know, and debunking wine-snob myths, Wine: A Tasting Course is the ultimate visual wine course for wine lovers seeking no-nonsense, practical information.
Discover 10 Wines You'll Like in 60 Seconds Or Less
Author: Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan
Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)
View: 6898"Discover the wines that you like with this fun yet sophisticated quick-read. The choice in wines these days is endless and it is geting worse with thousands of new brands every few years. After taking a short flavor test, Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan points to the best wines for you. No fuss, no memorization required"--
Author: Pierrick Bourgault
Publisher: Jonglez Publishing
View: 7170Volcanic vineyards listed as UNESCO World Heritage, a peace wine blending over 600 varieties from around the world, vines standing 15 metres tall in Italy and Portugal, ice wines from Quebec, a wine from the Gobi desert, Taiwan s huge yields, harvesting on 31 December, classical music among the vines, a Bordeaux made with dry ice, a sparkling wine for disgorging at home This book features the viticultural techniques of many countries; they are far enough off the radar to delight anyone who loves originality and hates standardization. Pierrick Bourgault (winner of the 2013 Grand Prix of the Association Francaise des Journalistes Agricoles) has spent twenty years travelling the world in a quest to unearth dozens of unusual wines. His guide ranges from conventional practices explained in an informative way to the least-known expertise and techniques. The book covers eight topics: Climates Terroirs Grape varieties Work in the vineyard Winemaking Color Aging Packaging"
A Guide to Understanding Wine Quality
Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Publisher: Perrotti-Brown Wine Consultancy Pte Limited
View: 4682Intended for wine drinkers and professionals of any experience level, "Taste like a Wine Critic" is a concise, straight-talking guide to understanding and assessing wine quality that avoids the ambiguous and often meaningless jargon stereotypically associated with describing wine. Focusing on the essentials, this book clearly identifies, defines and examines the factors in determining wine quality, explaining in plain terms how to recognize and evaluate the importance of each contribution - giving the reader the ability to take the wine critic's seat. An experienced educator, wine critic and Master of Wine, Lisa Perrotti-Brown takes readers on a journey through the fundamental "mechanics" of wine quality and its suchness, offering wine lovers everywhere the ability to better understand, appreciate and communicate their wine discoveries.
Author: George Orwell,Matthew Dunster
Publisher: Oberon Books
View: 6601War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth, but when he’s handed a note that says simply ‘I love you’ by a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth. In a world where cheap entertainment keeps the proles ignorant but content, where a war without end is always fought and the government is always watching, can Winston possibly hold onto what he feels inside? Or will he renounce everything, accept the Party’s reality and learn to love Big Brother? ‘Dunster – both in his faithful take on the story and in his sometimes extreme but always enthralling adaptation – gets close to the heart of Orwell’s warning, pointing up but not overemphasising its current political resonances.... Newspeak, Doublethink, Room 101 and Thought Police take on a chilling reality in this compelling production.’ – The Independent
An Introduction to the Wines, Beers, and Spirits of the World
Author: M. Gibson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 1624This book includes broad content on wines from around the world, including Old World and New World wines, as well as beer, other fermented beverages such as mead and sake, and every type of spirit available.
Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
View: 2996An innovative concise format 'working edition' of Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine, the pre-eminent and internationally acclaimed guide to the wines of the world. This brand-new concise edition of the World Atlas of Wine contains every one of the 200 maps core to the appeal of its original format. An ideal self-purchase, the Concise World Atlas of Wine combines essential information on the wines of the world, written by the world's most authoritative wine duo, with the unparalleled clarity and detail of the most up-to-date and useful maps available of wine growing areas. Benefiting throughout from the highest-quality research included in the sixth edition of Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine, this concise version is a must-have book for everyone involved in the world of wine and an ideal reference book for every wine enthusiast.
Author: Roger Protz
View: 6330From Belgian fruit beers to hoppy cask ales, small-production microbrews to Czech Republic lagers, this is a personal and comprehensive portfolio of international beers compiled by one of the world's leading beer writers. In this unique and beautifully illustrated collection, he has distilled decades of beer knowledge into an entertaining and indispensable guide to the ales that no beer lover should miss. The book divides beers by type, including bitters, best bitters, pilsners, brown and mild ales, pale ales, extra strong beers and bitters, old ales and barley wines, golden ales, porters and stouts, alt and amber ales, fruit beers, and beires de garde, each comprising an alphabetical listing of the beers. Many of the entries are fully illustrated, and each beer comes complete with a box panel for adding your own tasting notes. Information on the country of origin, beer strength, brewery, and a detailed description of the beer and its history are also given.
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Atlântico Press
Category: Literary Collections
View: 6965Tono-Bungay is a realist semi-autobiographical novel written by H. G. Wells and published in 1909. It has been called "arguably his most artistic book." Tono-Bungay is narrated by George Ponderevo, who is persuaded by his uncle to help develop the business of selling Tono-Bungay, a patent medicine created by his ambitious uncle Edward. Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his uncle Edward, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. The story is today regarded by many as H. G. Wells’s greatest novel and integrates the collection “Classics of World Literature”, developed by Atlântico Press, a publisher company present in the global editorial market, since 1992.
Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
View: 9007Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.