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Discover insider secrets and insight from bartenders all over the country on how to properly order, serve, and drink alcohol without looking like a novice. Each year we spend over $200 billion on alcoholic beverages. From egg white-infused cocktails and Italian liqueurs to barrel-aged beer and fortified wine, it can be difficult to keep track of all the latest trends. Bartenders know all the inside info, and they are ready to share their knowledge. Drink Like a Bartender is a modern and fresh guide to everything bar and booze related. Novice and experienced drink lovers will learn the secrets of the industry, such as: -Which drinks make a bartender judge you (two words: fireball whiskey) -When to order top shelf (if you are ordering a Long Island Iced Tea, then no...) -Whether you need to use specific glasses or not (the answer is yes) -What kind of liquors to always have in your house for guests (vodka) -When to shake and when to stir (James Bond was totally wrong with his martini) -How to order your drink at the bar (liquor first...always) With tips and secrets from mixologists all over the country, new takes on classic cocktail recipes, a glossary of bar terms and lingo only the pros use, and fascinating alcohol-related trivia, you will be thinking, talking, and drinking like a bartender in no time.
`Glass Half Full is a love story poured beautifully onto the pages by Caro Feely. If you love wine or someone who loves wine, you will drink in every page of this beautiful book.' Robyn O'Brien, bestselling author Hand harvesting was a different process to machine harvesting. It was convivial and slow. We started at dawn and slowly proceeded across the vineyards. It was better for us and for the grapes, the human scale and pace of it more peaceful and joyful. But this rose-tinted glimpse of life is only part of the story - with it come long hours, uncertainty and their associated stress. For Sean and Caro Feely, the rollercoaster ride of managing a growing business is as challenging as making natural wine in harmony with the environment. Will the previous six years of hard work that created a flourishing organic vineyard in France prove worthwhile? Join Caro on her search for balance in life and wine. Does yoga hold the secret? And will she make it through this growth phase with marriage, farm and sanity intact?
Sixty of the world's coolest and most influential women are the inspiration for this refreshing and fun collection of drink recipes that are sure to bring extra zest to your cocktail shaker. Free the Tipple pays tribute to a brilliant range of diverse women from the 20th century to today who have made waves in entertainment, the arts, politics, fashion, literature, sports, and science, including Frida Kahlo, Rihanna, Serena Williams, Virginia Woolf, Yoko Ono, Zaha Hadid, Marlene Dietrich, Zadie Smith, and more. Each double-page spread features a recipe crafted to reflect its namesake's personality, style, legacy, or what she liked to drink herself. This ranges from The Gloria Steinem, which uses a complex liquor with a radical twist, to The Beyonce, made, of course, with lemonade. The cocktails are simple to make, kitchen-tested, and incorporate easy-to- find ingredients. Snappy, informative biographies, illustrated with newly-commissioned portraits, offer revealing insights into the women's lives. This highly original guide to delicious beverages is a perfect gift for those in your life who encourage and inspire you.
Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Drinks Book of the Year 2019 In this fascinating book, beer expert Mark Dredge dives into the history of lager, from how it was first brewed to what role was played by German monks and kings in the creation of the drink we know so well today. From the importance of 500-year-old purity laws to a scrupulously researched exploration of modern beer gardens (it's a hard life), Mark has delved deep into the story of the world's favourite beer. From 16th Century Bavaria to the recent popularity of specialist craft lagers, A Brief History of Lager is an engaging and informative exploration of a classic drink. Pint, anyone?
Fifteen personalities. Fifteen regions. Fifteen wine styles. All sharing the same passion, drive and concern for quality. Vineyard tells the story of 15 Belgian winemakers who operate in 15 different European countries. Their journeys lead the reader to the most diverse wine domains: from the flanks of the Etna in Sicily to the Douro riversides in Portugal, and the fascinating landscape of the Priorat in Spain. This book details the wine-making process, while giving the reader an intimate feel for the localities where these wines are produced.
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.
Re-create childhood and fireside teatime with drop scones, raspberry muffins and banana and ginger teabread, or make refreshments to enjoy on a long summer afternoon, such as Roquefort and pear brioche slices and lavender cake. Clear step-by-step instructions and pictures detail each stage of preparation, with a mouth-watering photograph of every recipe. With 100 beautiful photographs and charming illustrations throughout, this is the perfect companion to a much-loved tradition.
A Kitchen Confidential for the cocktail profession, Unvarnished is a fly-on-the-wall narrative peek at the joys, pains, and peculiarities of life "behind the stick." When it opened a decade ago, the acclaimed Los Angeles speakeasy The Varnish-owned, designed, and managed by award-winning cocktail aficionado Eric Alperin-quickly became the stylish standard bearer for modern bars. Unvarnished is a candid, voice-driven, no-holds-barred look at the workings of a bar, and the foundation of The Varnish's success: attention to hospitality and an abiding belief in the nobility of service. Alperin and veteran bartender and writer Deborah Stoll push back against the prevailing conceit that working in the service industry is something people do because they failed at another career. They offer fascinating meditations on ice as the bartender's flame; the good, the bad, and the sad parts of vice; one's duty to their community as a local; the obsessive, compulsive deliberations of building a bar (size matters); lessons from Sasha Petraske-Eric's late partner, mentor, and the forefather of the modern day classic cocktail renaissance-and the top ten reasons not to date a bartender. At the book's center are the 100 recipes a young Jedi bartender must know before their first shift at The Varnish, along with examples of building drinks by the round, how to Mr. Potato Head cocktails, and what questions to ask when crafting a Bartender's Choice. A sexy, gritty, honest look at the glamour-less work of a glamorous job, written with the intimate honesty of The Tender Bar, the debauched inside view of Kitchen Confidential, and the social commentary of Waiter Rant, Unvarnished will take its place among these classics of the service set.
For wine lovers everywhere, a perfect bite is the best companion to a delicious sip. In this gorgeous cookbook, the editors at Food & Wine choose amongst their favourite test kitchen recipes - and those contributed by chefs around the world - to offer you a comprehensive collection of which foods pair best with the world's most popular wines. With 150 recipes and countless bottle suggestions, this is the perfect gift for food and wine lovers everywhere.
Eastern Europe is the last undiscovered gem of the wine world. Over the last thirty years three countries, Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova have been working hard to escape the legacy of communism. For all three the regimes that took hold after the Second World War affected their wine industries profoundly, with state farms favouring mechanization and mass production over care and quality. Recent decades have seen a huge switch in attitudes following privatization, with more focus on quality and reconnecting people with the land to rebuild these historic wine industries for today's wine drinkers. Bulgarian wine's fall in sales in the West due to the rising popularity of New World wines, Moldova's economic crisis at the hands of a Russian ban on Moldovan wine and Romania's need to counter imports from foreign producers as tastes in wine change have forced wineries to rethink their approaches to viticulture and winemaking. Instead of production lines of anonymous wines, makers now focus on creating authentic regional wines using local and international varieties and modern techniques. In The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova, Eastern European wine expert Caroline Gilby MW presents the wine stories of these three connected but distinct countries as one who has witnessed the vast changes as they happened. The cultures of the three countries, their complex and troubled histories and their roads to recovery are profiled here along with details of the geography, climate, grapes grown and, most importantly, the producers working to revive and reinvent their respective wine industries. For those who seek something new beyond the traditional wines of Western Europe or who find New World wines losing their thrill The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova is an inspirational introduction to a wine world waiting to be explored.
The sparkling wines of California rival the best French Champagnes today, but their place at our tables came about through careful craftsmanship that began more than a century ago. The predecessor of today's California bubbly was Eclipse Champagne, the first commercially successful California sparkling wine, produced by Arpad Haraszthy in the mid- to late nineteenth century. In A Toast to Eclipse, Brian McGinty offers a definitive history of the wine, exploring California's winemaking past and two of the people who put the state's varietal wines on the map: Arpad and his father Agoston Haraszthy, the legendary ""father of California viticulture."" Inspired by his father's dream of making California one of the world's great viticultural regions, Arpad Haraszthy (1840-1900) pursued that goal at a time when the best grapes for making California wine had yet to be discovered, when the best locations for vineyards had not yet been established, and when the public could hardly believe that good wine could be made in a country overrun with gold miners and desperados. As a young man, Arpad spent two years in the Champagne country of northeastern France, studying the classic methods of French sparkling wine manufacture, before bringing his knowledge home to California. As McGinty shows, the story of the award-winning wine Haraszthy created is also the story of San Francisco during its heyday as the largest, most dynamic city in the American West. McGinty reveals new information about California varietals and winemaking districts, and probes the controversy about whether Agoston Haraszthy introduced the Zinfandel grape to the Golden State. Aficionados of wine and of California history will find this narrative insightful and refreshing, and all readers will gain an appreciation for Arpad Haraszthy, Eclipse, and the delicate process of making a wine sparkle.
One juice or smoothie a day--made from green vegetables such as kale, cucumber, celery, and spinach--works wonders for organ health, immune system strength, and weight loss. Now the founder of heathygreendrink.com offers a persuasive argument for adding a green drink to your day, as well as recipes for dozens of different variations.
Why drink green?
A cleansing detox drink is a fantastic, tasty way to consume all your necessary vitamins and minerals without having to resort to a processed multivitamin. Plus, green-drinkers quickly start to crave more fruits and vegetables, leading them to a healthier diet over all. The Healthy Green Drink Diet gives health enthusiasts all the tools they need to add green drinks to their daily routine and feel the wonderful, energizing results through and through.
Serve drinks at home in style and bring the party to your guests from one of 12 beautifully themed and stylishly stocked bar carts. What's a party without a well-stocked (not to mention super-stylish) bar? Drinks trolleys are making a comeback, with an upsurge in those of us taking pride in entertaining at home. Originally the epitome of domestic style and taste in the 50s and 60s, retro TV series like Mad Men have left people aching for the glamour of a bygone era, and something unusual for the home. And mobile furniture on the whole is proving popular too: if you're not a fan of the retro style, you might also be taken by the adaptability of some styles of cart as a vital bit of extra storage in a small living space.Gaze upon luxurious marble and smoked glass carts that hark back to the Art Deco era and the golden age of cocktails; edgy tubular metal trolleys that scream 80s utility style; chic Scandinavian stained wood for pared-back parties; mid-century walnut-veneer and brass straight out of Don Draper's office and even folding 1960s aluminium tea-lady trolleys can make quite the style statement. With shelves to store bottles and glassware and a top the ideal height for mixing drinks, each style of cart or trolley lends itself to a carefully curated display of stock. Choose your craft spirits, glassware, shakers, stirrers and other cocktail kit from the wide range now on offer and create not just a practical serving station but a super-stylish addition to any interior.
A collection of 40 delicious cocktail recipes featuring the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine that has taken social drinking by a storm - Prosecco! Ah, Prosecco, how we love it! With its crisp, zesty bubbles and light, fruity flavour, Champagne's perkier younger cousin is our favourite sparkling wine, hands-down. But what many of us don't realize is that those easy-drinking qualities we love so much are exactly what makes it a fantastic base for cocktails, too. Prosecco's sprightly bubbles combine brilliantly with all kinds of liqueurs and spirits, so it's time to open the drinks cabinet and start experimenting - and Prosecco Cocktails is the perfect companion to get you started. There are Prosecco-led twists on the classics, like the Kir Royale or Prosecco Mojito; sophisticated aperitifs like the classic Spritz or the strawberry-infused Rossini; absolute party barnstormers like the Sangria Blanca, infused with white peach and basil; and intriguing sweet treats like the Wild Berry Cheesecake or Sparkling Parma Violet. Everyone enjoys the magical sound of well-chilled fizz cascading into a sparkling clean glass, adding its special cheer to any occasion. Now let's take it to a whole new level! Whether you're hosting an action-packed hen party or a dainty baby shower, a sunny beachside barbecue or a festive Christmas drinks gathering, an intimate meal a deux or a gossip-fuelled get-together, a fun family celebration or a soignee dinner party, the true joy of Prosecco is that it's ideal for any occasion.
Wine Folly introduced a whole new audience to the world of wine, making it easy for complete beginners to understand the fundamentals thanks to their straightforward advice, simple explanatory graphics and practical wine-tasting tips.
Now they are back with plenty more eye-catching visuals and easy-to-grasp advice that the brand has become known for. Wine Folly Deluxe comes complete with a fresh look, twice as much information on regions, and a profusion of new and alternative wine styles.
With its simple and practical answers to all your wine questions and curiosities - red or white? Light or bold? Spanish or Portuguese? - it's the perfect guide for anyone looking to expand their expertise and an ideal gift for the oenophile in your life.
A blend of travel diary and wine guide, it tells a series of stories - the brilliant wine and food discoveries made, the extraordinary historical sites stumbled across, the fascinating characters met. Following the wine trail in 12 very different countries - Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius, Morocco, Tunisia, Zimbabwe and South Africa - the authors have assembled a collection of stories.
30 new recipes in a mini pocket book from bestselling cookery author Deliciously Ella. The first of Deliciously Ella's 'Bite-size Collection' - a new series of small-format books - celebrating the delicious, nutritious and super speedy smoothies and juices that Ella loves! Featuring 30 all-new recipes for nourishing smoothies and amazing juices bursting with simple, plant-based ingredients full of flavour and goodness. Easy, quick and perfect to fit into a busy lifestyle, enjoy a Blueberry and Pear Breakfast Blend, an energising Green Dream or a heavenly Minty Coconut Shake, to add a natural Deliciously Ella kick to your 5-a-day!
Booze Basics will provide the tips, tricks and tools to ensure you know what you're doing when it comes to drink. The pursuit of quality over quantity is at the heart of drinking well-and it's easier than you think. This practical guide will explain how to differentiate between quality booze and cheap rubbish, helping you to see alcohol as more than just a tool to get you drunk. So leave behind the hangovers, the drunken regrets, the "what happened last nights," and embrace the world of thinking drinking - it's the fun side of booze without the downsides.
Pink gin has never been more popular so why not shake up your own rosy-hued cocktails at home with more than 25 perfectly-pink recipes. 'Pink gin' was originally a simple cocktail of London Dry Gin seasoned with a dash of angostura bitters, but recently this term has blossomed and is now used to describe any gin infused with pink or red fruits, plants or spices alongside the usual botanicals found in the spirit. These include strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, pink grapefruit, rhubarb, sloes and rose petals and the resulting blush-coloured and fragrant spirits can be enjoyed in a range of delicious cocktails. From the simplest gin and tonic or a straight-up pink martini to bartenders' favourites the Clover Club, Gimlet and Tom Collins, a pink gin will add extra pep to your drinking experience. Established brands with international reach such as Gordon's and Beefeater have recently added pink gins to their ranges, plus sunshine-fuelled Mediterranean distillers such as Spanish Larios and Italian Malfy are all creating elegant fruit-infused gins in highly desirable bottles. So whether you're a gin expert wanting to update a beloved classic cocktail, relatively new to the gin scene and keen to try the latest innovations, or have simply found that fruitier tipple is your thing, you'll find all the pink gin inspiration you need here.
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