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There's a whole new world of beer out there to explore, but do you know your Pilsner from your Pale Ale? Tired of your usual tipple and in need of something different? The Pocket Guide to Beer will point your taste buds in new directions. This handy, fun and informative guide takes you on a journey using the BeerTubeMap, a unique flavour map that links beers by taste and style. Covering a huge range from around the world, it includes both traditional and new-wave beers. It also includes specific recommendations for each style, as well as practical tips about buying beer, what to eat with it, and lots more besides. Its straightforward, no-nonsense style makes it a great starter guide for beer newbies whilst providing inspiration for more seasoned drinkers too.
The beer-lovers' bible is fully revised and updated each year to feature recommended pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale. The GBG is completely independent, with listings based entirely on evaluation by CAMRA members. The unique breweries section lists every brewery - micro, regional and national - that produces real ale in the UK, and their beers. Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. This is the complete book for beer lovers and for anyone wanting to experience the UK's finest pubs.
What links Fidel Castro, pirates from the Caribbean and George Washington? Rum. A Rum Tale: Spirit of the New World is a look at the history of one of the Caribbean's most famous and favourite drinks. From its start as a by-product of a mysterious plant called 'sugar cane' to twentieth-century bootlegging, smuggling and prohibition, rum's heritage is as rich as its flavour - so pour yourself a drink and turn the page.
Walk into any bar, in almost any part of the world, and there, on the back shelf you're likely to see Baijiu, Cognac, Vodka, Scotch Shochu, Tequila, Bourbon, Rum, Gin and Absinthe. These drinks helped shape our culture; inspired authors and painters, brought both anarchy and harmony and even, in some cases, induced mass hysteria. In Ten Drinks That Changed the World, bartender, poet and writer Seki Lynch tells the stories behind the spirits. Tracing the origins of each drink, he dissects the ingredients and locates the first makers, exploring how perceptions and consumption levels have ebbed and flowed through the centuries. Cocktail recipes, lists of artisan makers and insights from the great, good and notorious drinkers of history help complete the resume for each drink. London artist Tom Maryniak has created original illustrations of each drink for the book.
What are the distilleries' secrets to the creation of a whisky with a unique flavour? From the Scottish Lowlands to the island of Islay, from Irish whiskey to bourbon, they are all the result of artful production processes which are imbued with the richness of natural elements such as the purity of Scottish water springs. To know a little more about this product, a wide selection of brands are presented in this book, featuring their original bottles, their specific qualities and the history of the men who created them. Each brand tells the story of a spirit that recently celebrated its 500th anniversary.
"A must read book for any fan of Irish whiskey. At a time when the category is making the mightiest of comebacks Fionnan O'Connor has written a gem of a book, digging deep in to the heart of his country's whiskey history and telling its story with style and authority. Excellent." Dominic Roskrow, Founding Director, The Craft Distillers Alliance Irish single pot still whiskey has a romantic mystique for many whiskey critics because of its tragic history as the lost sister of single malt scotch. Ireland's history and politics resulted in the near-annihilation of the national drink and there's an almost eerie beauty to the silent distilleries that still dot the Irish countryside. These distilleries inform the aesthetic of the title and, indeed, there is visual poetry in the barrels, pot stills and photogenic amber spirits that convey the Irish whiskey world. Although Irish whiskey is currently the fastest-growing global spirits category and Irish pure pot still has long been a favorite drink among whiskey critics and connoisseurs, the existing literature is still surprisingly sparse. This book illustrates the production, history, and appreciation of Irish pot still whiskey and will introduce casual drinkers to the richness of these whiskeys as well as being a collector's item for established whiskey connoisseurs. AUTHOR: Fionnan O Connor tasted his first glass of Green Spot in a pub in Galway 10 years ago and has spent an excessive number of subsequent evenings trying to uncover what exactly made that tipple so bewilderingly delicious. He has travelled extensively across the distilleries of Ireland and Scotland and has a particular affection for Islay scotch, American rye, and, of course, Irish single pot still. As an English major, he taught classes on The History and Appreciation of Whisky through UC Berkeley's Celtic Studies department while working as a brand ambassador for the Bushmills single malts and running seminars on whiskey appreciation through the legendary San Francisco cocktail bar Bourbon & Branch. He has since served as an historical consultant and whiskey lecturer for distilleries across Ireland, worked as an independent bar staff educator, and currently volunteers on the committee of the Irish Whiskey Society. He has represented Irish whiskey before the European Union as an independent critic and written articles on Irish distilling for magazines across the industry. SELLING POINTS: * A full history of the production and appreciation of Irish pot still whiskey * Revised to include listings of a number of new and mentionable distillers "Quickly being recognised as the most comprehensive guide to Irish whiskey." - Gary Quinn, The Irish Times 215 colour images
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.
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.
How does one unravel the complexities of whisky? How does one define the flavors and aromas that create the most deliciously teasing and satisfying of drinks? This essential guide to the water of life groups whiskies by style, allowing the reader to identify new whiskies to try from around the world. So, experiment with a new taste or relax with an old favorite and prepare to immerse yourself. The World Atlas of Whisky includes detailed maps, samples single malts from Aberfeldy to Tormore, great blends from Bushmills to Yoichi and the best of the bourbons and ryes from Barton to Wild Turkey. It offers tasting notes on over 300 selected expressions. In-depth descriptions of all the key Scottish distilleries can be found here, while Ireland, Japan, the USA, Canada and the rest of the world are given exhaustive coverage.
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.
This is the paperback version of the hugely successful Green Kitchen Smoothies. In Green Kitchen Smoothies, bestselling authors and bloggers David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl share their favourite smoothie recipes, as well as some exciting ideas that will give you the confidence to create your own. Divided into two main sections, Simple Smoothies and Showstoppers, this is a book perfect for both smoothie enthusiasts and newbies. There are options for pre- and post-workout, bedtime and breakfast, and smoothies especially for kids (or adults) who need more greens in their diet. David and Luise also share their recipes for nut milks, juices, granola and more, which will add extra sustenance and texture to your drinks. From smoothie bowls to parfaits, milkshakes, popsicles and even desserts, this is a collection of irresistible, fun smoothies that you will love.
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.
'Love love love this book. It doesn't just simplify wine, it simplifies
life. Essential reading.' – India Knight
You need The Knackered Mother’s Wine Guide.
Come and explore the wonderful world of wine with drinks expert Helen McGinn. With tips on how to make the right wine choices for every occasion, from children’s parties (because adults need something fizzy too) to planning a wedding or matching wine with food, this book will help you to choose with confidence.
Learn what to look for in the discount deals and discover the can’t-go-wrong crowd-pleasers, perfect reds to go with your Sunday roast, the best wine to drink with chocolate, plus some unexpected suggestions for your next night in. Wine is about far more than just what's in the glass (although that's important too); it brings us together and helps us to find a moment to stop, connect and share stories. This crash-course guide will help you know what to look for in fridge-door whites, store cupboard reds so that you can make the most of time spent together to raise a glass for a special occasion, or wind-down when the kids have finally gone to bed.
Because life's too short to drink bad wine.
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!
Winner of the Fortnum and Mason Best Debut Drink Book Award 2017 From renowned booze correspondent Henry Jeffreys comes this rich and full-bodied history of Britain and the Empire, told through the improbable but true stories of how the world's favourite alcoholic drinks came to be. Read about how we owe the champagne we drink today to seventeenth-century methods for making sparkling cider; how madeira and India Pale Ale became legendary for their ability to withstand the long, hot journeys to Britain's burgeoning overseas territories; and why whisky became the familiar choice for weary empire builders who longed for home. Jeffreys traces the impact of alcohol on British culture and society: literature, science, philosophy and even religion have reflections in the bottom of a glass. Filled to the brim with fascinating trivia and recommendations for how to enjoy these drinks today, you could even drink along as you read... So, raise your glass to the Empire of Booze!
For millennia, beer has been a staple beverage in cultures across the globe. After water and tea, it is the most popular drink in the world, and it is at the centre centre of an over $450 billion industry. With the emergence of craft brewing and homebrewing, beer is experiencing a renaissance that is expanding the reach of the beer culture even further, bringing the art of brewing into homes and widening the interest in beer as an important cultural item. The Oxford Companion to Beer is the first reference work to fully investigate the history and vast scope of beer, from the agricultural makeup of various beers to the technical elements of the brewing process, local effects of brewing on regions around the world, and social and political implications of sharing a beer. Entries not only define terms such as 'spent grain' and 'wort', but give fascinating details about how these and other ingredients affect a beer's taste, texture, and popularity. Cultural entries on such topics as drinking songs or beer gardens offer vivid accounts of how our drinking traditions have shifted through history, and how these traditions vary in different parts of the world, from Japan to Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil, among many other countries. The pioneers of beer-making are the subjects of biographical entries; the legacies they left behind, in the forms of the world's most popular beers and breweries, are recurrent themes throughout the book. Collectively the Companion has over 1,100 entries -written by 150 of the world's most prominent beer experts -as well as a foreword by renowned chef Tom Colicchio (star of television's Top Chef), thorough appendices, conversion tables, images throughout, and an index. Flipping through the book, readers will discover everything from why beer was first taxed to how drinkers throughout history have overcome temperance movements and how an 'ale conner' determined the quality of a beer in the thirteenth century. (It involved sitting in a puddle of beer.) The Companion is comprehensive, unprecedented, and of great value to anyone who has ever had a curiosity or appetite for beer. brewing and homebrewing, beer is experiencing a renaissance that is expanding the reach of the beer culture even further, bringing the art of brewing into homes and widening the interest in beer as an important cultural item. The Companion is comprehensive, unprecedented, and of great value to anyone who has ever had a curiosity or appetite for beer.
For years, Prosecco has been waiting in the wings for the right time to make its sparkling appearance - and now it's taking the world by storm and putting the fizz into all social occasions! This book, packed with recipes, facts, trivia and tips on hosting the perfect sparkling-wine soiree, will make you even more mad about Prosecco than you already are!
It's easy (or easier) to become a wine expert when you narrow the field down to ten grapes. For the wine drinker who loves Pinot Noir but doesn't know what to try next, wants a French Chardonnay but isn't sure what to look for on the bottle, or needs a little support before they open the wine menu at lunch with a client, Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis's authoritative but inviting introduction to wine is an indispensable guide. Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel make the cut. The book covers the basics of tasting (and why wines taste the way they do), buying and pairing wine. Fallis gives readers tricks to remember the difference between the cotes of Burgundy, offers dozens of specific recommendations in every price range, provides tips for talking to sommeliers and shares memorable tasting exercises. This book will help readers build their wine confidence whether they're looking for an inexpensive bottle for dinner at home or trying to impress the in- laws.
It's time to take beer drinking to the next level? These outrageous challenges, hilarious dares and awesome drinking games will make beer drinking even better than it was before. A good session will never be the same. Rise to the challenge, if you dare...
Celebrate the mojito! This book spotlights a favorite Caribbean cocktail that has won a place in bars and eateries across the globe. Food writer Heather McPherson details everything you need to know to make mojito masterpieces, plus flavor-packed variations for every occasion. The basic ingredients are simple--rum, lime, mint, sugar, and club soda. McPherson gives readers the rundown on these five key elements and explains how to make the classic Bacardi mojito, ""the drink that started it all."" But she doesn't stop there. She adds and swaps ingredients like seasonal fruits, herbs, and different rums to show that this versatile beverage knows no bounds. Recipes include a spicy mango mojito with jalapenos, an exotic basil lychee mojito, a sweet and savory peach and rosemary mojito, a moonshine lemonade mojito, and even a hot mojito tea. And it's more than just a drink. The cocktail's refreshing flavors make for sensational dinners and desserts, too. Readers will enjoy recipes for mojito grilled shrimp salad; mojito marinated pork tenderloin with roasted pineapple chutney; duck breast mojito empanadas; and mojito strip steak with pico de gallo. The book features mojito-inspired sweet treats such as ice pops, frozen custard, cheesecake, cookies, ice box pie, and sugar-kissed meringues. Transforming an irresistible drink in delightful ways, McPherson combines step-by-step instructions with quick tips and pro techniques. She invites readers to juice a lime, muddle some mint, and have fun with these creative recipes at home.
Sought after by European aristocrats and a favorite of Napoleon Bonaparte, the sweet wines of Constantia in the Cape Colony were considered to be among the world's best during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During the first democratic elections in 1994, South Africa began to re-emerge onto the international wine scene. Tim James, an expert on South African wines, takes the reader on an information-packed tour of the region, showing us how and why the unique combination of terroir and climate, together with dramatic improvements in winemaking techniques, result in wines that are once again winning accolades. James describes important grape varieties and wine styles - from delicate sparkling, to rich fortified, and everything in between - including the varietal blends that produce some of the finest Cape wines. Anchoring his narrative in a rich historical context, James discusses all the major wine regions, from Cederberg to Walker Bay, complete with profiles of more than 150 of the country's finest producers.
Shares the basics of the Bloody Mary and builds on them Contains beautiful photographs from Jessica Nicosia Nadler Ideal for fans of modern classic cocktails Imagine a delightful and savory cocktail. Imagine a basic Bloody Mary. Have you ever tried modifying it? Have you been curious about trying something new based on this drink? If so, then this Bloody Mary recipe book is for you. The New Bloody Mary: More Than 75 Classics, Riffs & Contemporary Recipes for the Modern Bar is a handcrafted modern book for modern bars. There's something to be said about the iconic and versatile beverage that is a Bloody Mary. It makes your drinking experience something to appreciate and savor. These dearly loved and well-respected drink need top-quality and fresh ingredients. The combination of vegetables, spices, fruits, and spirits can create a match made in heaven. Making the perfect juices, spice mixes, and liquor combinations is equally important. Vincenzo Marianella, the "Godfather of Cocktails", teaches home bartenders to create a bright assortment of exotic Bloody Maries that he and his coauthor James O. Faioli discovered from around the world. With more than 75 recipes, including a few signature recipes from Marianella himself, this book shares bartending secrets for crafting requested and highly admired Bloody Mary handcrafted cocktails.
Gin is classic, classy and quintessentially British. It can be enjoyed on picnic blankets in summer with a slice of cucumber, or in dimly lit bars in a martini, shaken, not stirred. Bringing together a heady cocktail of timeless recipes, clever statements, trivia and quips from the world's wisest and wittiest gin lovers, this book celebrates the glory of gin!
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.
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