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A deeply moving account of one man's return to the German town where he first pursued a career in winemaking, and his attempt to reckon with the mental illness, alcoholism, and enduring relationships that defined the most formative chapter of his life. After an attempted suicide by hanging--with his son in the next room--author Patrick Dobson checks into a mental hospital, clueless, reeling from bone-crushing depression and tortuous, racing thoughts. A long overdue diagnosis of manic depression offers relief but brings his confused and eventful past into question. To make sense of his suicide attempt and deal with his past, he returns to Germany where, three decades earlier, he arrived as twenty-two-year-old--lost, drunk, and in the throes of untreated mental illness--in search of a new life and with dreams of becoming a winemaker. The sublime Mosel vineyards and the ancient city of Trier changed his life forever. Ferment charts his days in Trier's vineyards and cellars, and the enduring friendships that would define his life. A winemaker and his wife become like parents to him. In their son, he finds a brother, whose death years later sends Dobson into a suicidal tailspin. His friends, once apprentices like himself, become leaders in their fields: an art historian and church-restoration expert, an art- and architectural-glass craftsman, a painter and photographer, and a theologian/journalist. The relationships he builds with them become hallmarks of a life well-lived. In Ferment, Dobson reconnects with the people who stood by him through his dissolution and eventual recovery. In these relationships, he seeks who he was and how his time in Germany changed him. He peers into his memory to understand how manic depression and alcoholism affected who he was then and how his time in Germany made him who he's become.
Brought together in one delightful and informative guide are the top 101 cocktails to try before you die, from the classics (Old-Fashioned, Manhattan, Vesper) to the less well known (Scofflaw, Irish Mermaid, Bramble). With fascinating insight, this book takes the reader on a captivating tour through history's most famous (and infamous) cocktails. Each entry comes with a detailed history, entertaining anecdotes and of course a list of ingredients, as well as retellings of cocktail myths and legends. Whether you are a spirits aficionado or simply enjoy a good drink, this is the must-have cocktail handbook.
Can't wait for happy hour? This intoxicating calendar is spilling over with all-new beer and brewery recommendations, trivia, and quotations about your favorite drink. 365 Days of Beer 2019 Daily Calendar offers daily tasting notes, fun facts, and classic humor-all about beer, that most inspired of human inventions. So don't wait for the weekend to enjoy a cold one-celebrate your love for a great brew every day of the year!
Today in Britain there are over 2500 breweries, most of whom brew an ever-changing range of different beers. On the bar of any decent pub, or shelves of a good bottle shop or supermarket beer aisle, the choice can be overwhelming. People make snap decisions so quickly we don't even notice. And the design of a beer label, pump clip, bottle or can has to do a lot of work to stand out, get noticed, and suggest to the thirsty punter that here is a beer they will enjoy.
"These two are a fierce, combined font of cocktail knowledge." -The Skillery Learn how to tastefully mix liquor into your beer-or beer into your liquor! Written by Jon and Lindsay Yeager, the renowned husband-and-wife mixologist duo of the Tennessee cocktail creative PourTaste, this book provides a variety of innovative and experimental recipes for mixing beers and spirits together (yes, you read that right) so you can join in on the imaginative new trend of "beertails." The experts at PourTaste, with their years of training and dedication to the art of mixology, teach readers how to combine the beauty (and bubbles) of beer and the spirit of spirits to create refreshing new additions to any bartender's repertoire. Included through this book are lush full-color photographs and step-by-step recipes to help educate readers on how to sling these delicious (and welcome) new members of the mixology scene. Beertails are easy to make, they taste great, and they accommodate any type of drinker-whether the preference is beer or liquor. Perfect for any type of celebration! Let your guests experience these exciting new tastes and flavors with the recipes provided in The Ultimate Guide to Beer Cocktails. Just be sure to save yourself a sip or two!
Famed as much for their love of the drink as they are for their prosperous or tumultuous reigns, Britain's monarchs have always indulged in their favourite choices of ales, liquors and spirits. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the members of the House of Windsor are no exception. Written by Royal expert and historian Thomas J Mace-Archer-Mills, the Chairman of British Monarchist Society, this meticulously researched and beautifully crafted book is a real in-depth celebration of the monarchy. Filled with fascinating historical facts, anecdotes and timelines, it is lavishly illustrated with photographs taken from his private collection that have never been seen before. With contributions by such political greats as Sir David Amess MP and Andrew Rosindell MP, this celebratory book contains over 300 pages of glorious colour and is a fascinating and amusing celebration of the lesser known facts which blend spirits with the monarchy. Filled with refreshing drink recipes, Royal canape recipes by Sandhurst's Former Executive Chef Robert Kennedy, fun facts, quotes and timelines, this inclusive celebration of the monarchy and its colourful members encompass the latest Royal weddings, births, anniversaries and international milestones that you can continue to be a part of. Their Majesties' Mixers is sure to delight and appeal to those who enjoy a good tipple, great food, decadent Royalty and the one-thousand-year history of the British Isles.
Experience a wide array of the freshest juices, including detox juice, green juice, even nightcaps. They're all in The Juice Lover's Big Book of Juices. Try as we might, it can be difficult to fit in the recommended six to eight servings of fruit and vegetables every day. Juicing makes it easy! Filled with 425 recipes, The Juice Lover's Big Book of Juices is the ultimate juicing resource for those looking to boost their nutrition. Author and juicing expert Vanessa Simkins provides you with fresh, raw recipes you can juice everyday. Accessible to both experienced juicers and those looking to get started, The Juice Lover's Big Book of Juices is packed with fun, colorful photos and information on the preventative and curative health benefits of juicing. In addition to lots of recipes for detox juices and green juices, you'll find recipes using ingredients hard to find in other juicing books, such as nut milks and chia, as well as newer juicing trends, like juice shots and nightcap juices. Drink up!
The world's best-selling annual wine guide Hugh 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 43rd 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 latest edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book includes a colour supplement on 'Wine Flavour: How, What, Why?'
Frost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business... gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter's day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud burst it spells devastation. For Sean and Caro Feely, a couple whose love affair with wine and France has taken them through financial and physical struggle to create their organic vineyard, it could spell the end. Until they receive an unexpected call that could save their skins... This book is about life, love and taking risks, while transforming a piece of land into a flourishing vineyard and making a new life in France.
Fashionable Cocktails is a deliciously illustrated fashion-oriented cocktail book with a drink for every taste. Fashionable Cocktails is the cocktail book for the switched-on girl who loves trends and fashion. Each chapter profiles a 'personality type' (among them The Fashionista, The Bohemian Girl, The Vintage Girl and of course, the girl who loves the classic cocktail dress) and offers a delectable selection of cocktail recipes to suit each one. Need something quick to knock back while deciding what to wear on a night out? Or something to sip with the girls on a big night in? Fashionable Cocktails has you sorted.
From the hills of Napa to the mountain slopes of Tuscany, author Nick Wise went in search of great wine and famous people who are also winemakers. His astonishing trip, the wines he tasted and the incredible people he met are recounted in loving and often humorous detail in this fully illustrated new book. Nick Wise journeyed to Central and Northern California and interviewed winemakers including film director Francis Ford Coppola and the Walt Disney family. In Canada, he interviewed actor Dan Ackroyd and in the hills of Tuscany, world-renowned composer Ludovico Einaudi. He also visited Spain where he toured Anta Banderas, the winery of actor Antonio Banderas. He includes an opening essay on America's first vintner, Thomas Jefferson, whose Monticello estate is still producing wine from the grapes that the third President of America planted over 200 years ago. The story of Nick's journey through wine country is filled with adventure, new discoveries, amazing people and, most important, brilliant wines (and some not so brilliant). Written for fans of wine, travel and the rich and famous, Celebrity Vineyards is a fascinating journey into a world that, for most of us, is only a dream.
A new wind is blowing through the rich Belgian beer landscape, loosely inspired by the American and international craft beer revolution. The latest batch of Belgian brewers are reconciling tradition with experimentation in a varied, seemingly inexhaustible, stream of new beers. This book tracks the current scene and follows the author as he brews the most popular beers in his kitchen. Included here are recipes and instructions for an accessible 'brew-in-a-bag' method of making craft beer at home. You'll discover the brewing secrets of cutting edge producers like Dok Brewing Company, Resistance, Cabardouche, L'Ermitage and many others.
The brains behind the #1 bestselling Carbs & Cals are back! This time with the perfect smoothie book for the health-concious. Featuring 80 delicious recipes, the book is beautifully presented showing detailed nutritional information for every smoothie. Whether you're on a low-calorie, high-fibre or high-protien diet, or just want to achieve your 5-a-day fruit & veg, this is the ideal smoothie book for you. FEATURES; 80 delicious smoothie recipes. Beautiful image of every smoothie. Photos of ingredients in each recipe. Values for carbs, calories, protein, fat, fibre and 5-a-day fruit & veg. 275 photos of individual ingredients so you can create your own recipes. Intro explaining the benefits of smoothies.
Jurassic, basalt, moraine, flint, alluvial, magma: what are these words and what do they have to do with wine? The answers are here in this book. They are geological terms that reflect a bond between wine and the land. Understanding geology, however, is tricky. Geological concepts are obscure; processes can be imperceptibly slow, invisible, and unimaginably ancient. The terminology is formidable, such that even the names of common rocks carry an air of mystery. Geology is introduced plainly, starting with basic principles, all in the context of wine. The emphasis is on the kinds of processes that shape vineyards, and on the minerals, rocks and soils that host the vines. Geological words now commonly seen in wine writings are systematically explained. You will learn the stories behind some of the names, the human face of geology. The book also explores how the geology-wine connection manifests in the finished product and evaluates its importance, particularly in the contexts of minerality, terroir, and wine taste. The fact is that geology is increasingly being promoted in the world of wine; the aim here is to help it be properly understood.
In 1998, Gary and Rosemary Barletta purchased seven acres of land on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. Descending to the west from the state route that runs along on the ridge overlooking the lake, the land was fertile, rich with shalestone and limestone bedrock, and exposed to moderating air currents from the lake. It was the perfect place to establish a vineyard, and the Barlettas immediately began to plant their vines and build the winery about which they had dreamed for years.
The Barlettas' story, as John C. Hartsock tells it, is a window onto the world of contemporary craft winemaking, from the harsh realities of business plans, vineyard pests, and brutal weather to the excitement of producing the first vintage, greeting enthusiastic visitors on a vineyard tour, and winning a gold medal from the American Wine Society for a Cabernet Franc. Above all, Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery describes the connection forged among the vintner, the vine, and terroir. This ancient bond, when tended across the cycle of seasons, results in excellent wines and the satisfaction, on the part of the winemaker and the wine enthusiast, of tasting a perfect harvest in a single glass.
Today, Long Point Winery sits on seventy-two acres (eight of which are under cultivation with vinifera grapes) and produces sixteen varieties of wine, a number of which are estate wines made from grapes grown on their property. With interest in winemaking continuing to grow, the Barlettas' experience of making award-winning wines offers both practical advice for anyone running (or thinking of running) their own winery, whether in the Finger Lakes or elsewhere, as well as insights into the challenges and joys of pursuing a dream.
Whilst Wine Marketing: a practical guide also looks at theory and existing research, the main focus of this book is on the practicalities of wine marketing. Each chapter includes the following invaluable features: * 'How to' and 'how not to' case studies based on international examples * A guide to further reading and websites * 'Issues to consider when marketing' section as a means of self-evaluation 'Wine Marketing' systematically outlines the major issues involved in the production and marketing of wine. Its accessible and clear-sighted approach makes it an invaluable guide for everyone in the field.
100 delicious drink recipes packed with nutrients scientifically proven to reduce inflammation-perfect for both enthusiasts of natural health and those new to its benefits. Chronic inflammation is a major health risk. Studies have shown it wreaks havoc on your body and contributes to heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's-and even cancer. And diet- specifically one high in processed, fatty, and sugary foods-is one of the main causes of chronic inflammation. But preventing and/or reducing inflammation can be easy as making a delicious drink-let this book show you how! Anti-Inflammatory Drinks for Health contains 100 great-tasting recipes for drinks packed with anti-inflammatory foods including cinnamon, tart cherries, ginger, turmeric, blueberries, and many more. In addition to helping reduce the risk of developing disease, these drinks also can aid in: -Weight loss -Increasing energy -Reducing pain -Slowing the signs of aging Also included is a list of inflammatory foods to avoid and even more ideas for how to add inflammation-fighting foods to any diet! Improve your diet, your health, and your life, with Anti-Inflammatory Drinks for Health!
Illustrated with specially commissioned photographs (wine usually seems to be made in attractive surroundings) as well as maps, the books in this series describe the wine-producing regions of each country. The authors recommend itineraries, list wineries, describe the local cuisines, suggest wine bars and restaurants, and provide a mass of practical information -- much of which is not readily available elsewhere.
Each title includes:
The authors trace the birth of spirits from China, to India, to Persia, through Europe and on to the New World. What did people do with these potent potables long before the cocktail was ever heard of?
This book offers a complete overview of all thirty Belgian abbey beers. Where is the rich patrimony of Belgian abbey beers rooted? What are the remarkable stories about this authentic, labour-intensive product. In which way are Trappist beers different from the others? In Belgian Trappist and Abbey Beers, Jef Van den Steen unravels the different stages in the production process of the beers and talks very passionately about the origin and development of the various breweries within the walls or under the license of the abbey. Each brewery is presented with practical information, different types of beer, and the author always includes tips for tourists. Photographer Andrew Verschetze magnificently captures the beers from the barrel to the glass.
A flavour-focused drinks recipe book with a feminist slant, Spirited opens up the 'boys' club' world of serious cocktails and features fifty drinks, both alcoholic and booze-free.
Spirited brings together fifty well-crafted cocktail recipes, all fuelled by a cook's palate and a love of creative ingredients. Signe Johansen's recipes play with a wide range of flavours such as fresh, floral, herbal and spicy notes and encourage you to think like a cook not a bartender. With chapters on drambling (the joy of winter walks and whisky), creative and delicious drinks to serve at gatherings, warming nightcaps and non-alcoholic 'soothies' to calm an ailing spirit, there is a tipple here for every occasion. There is also a collection of recipes called Cupboard Cocktails – made from staple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen – and more ambitious weekend projects for gifts or special occasions.
Spirited is a refreshing departure from earnest mixologists writing about the 'art of the cocktail' – books often written by men, for men. Instead, Signe opens the field for everyone and celebrates the convivial and social experience of healthy hedonism and raising a glass together. This is a warm and inclusive companion to the subject, packed with trade secrets, delicious recipes and fascinating insight into the world of drinks.
With 50 gin-based cocktail recipes - from classics to contemporary twists - this is a must-have for anyone Gin the Mood for a good time. Ah gin, how we love you. Lifter of spirits, enhancer of vibes, reliever of stress and instigator of stimulating conversations; where would we be without your reassuringly delicious qualities? And the best thing about gin? There's never not a good time to enjoy a gin cocktail, whether it's a restorative Corpse Reviver to shake off the hangover, a perfectly mixed G&T to sip at a leisurely lunch, a pre-prandial Negroni to whet the appetite, or a bone-dry Martini to enjoy as a night-cap. Gin the Mood showcases some of the most superlative examples-it's a celebration of the gin cocktail in its myriad forms. From the aforementioned classics to cutting-edge concoctions like the elderflower-infused Space Gin Smash, the 50 examples proffered here are must-tries for any self-respecting ginthusiast. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us drink gin.
"His practical experience blends perfectly with his academic knowledge in this informative and entertaining guide to making the perfect cocktail." Review for The Curious Bartender Volume I, The Daily Mail. Tristan Stephenson is back to shake up the cocktail world once more, perfecting classic cocktails and offering his signature reinventions using his world-renowned mixology skills. The Curious Bartender Volume II: The New Testament of Cocktails is the sixth book by bestselling author and legendary bartender Tristan Stephenson. You'll find 64 of the finest cocktails there have been, are or will be: 32 perfected classics and 32 game-changing reinventions of classics. Tristan makes you discover tastebuds and talents you never knew you had. He'll show you the tools of the trade, the techniques he swears by and how to experiment to create your own cocktail sensations. Tristan's done all the hard work for you, selflessly trying every drink known to man to uncover what partners perfectly. All you have to do is leaf through the pages of this - the holy grail of cocktail books.
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