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The Art of Distilling, Revised and Updated presents the techniques and inspirations of the most innovative micro-distillers working today and ties it together with incredible insider photography. In this comprehensive guide to artisan distilling, American Distilling Institute founder Bill Owens will teach you how contemporary master distillers transform water and grain into the full range of exquisite, timeless spirits. The Art of Distilling, Revised and Updated is your exclusive backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and many other spirits. Like no other book on the subject, The Art of Distilling goes to lengths to explore the actual craft of distilling, in detail. Beginning with a brief history of distilling and introduction to the process itself, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the art of distilling today. The revised and expanded edition includes even more practical tips, tricks, and instruction and has been updated to include growth and development in the artisan distilling space over the past decade. The Art of Distilling, Revised and Updated is the consummate insider's guide to distilling and its techniques.
Explore the vibrant world of craft beer with Lonely Planet Global Beer Tour. We've selected some of the finest tap rooms, bars and breweries that thirsty travellers can visit in 30 countries around the world. Discover how to find them, which beers to sample, and learn about local places of interest with our recommended itineraries. Each country is introduced by a beer expert and includes regional beverages that shouldn't be missed. There's a world of great beer to taste - go and discover it! So why go beer touring, especially when it's easy and cheap to find interesting craft beers in your local shop? Firstly, craft beer doesn't travel too well and is affected by changes in temperature and long distances. And secondly, due to the explosion in small-scale breweries, many great beers aren't distributed outside their city or region. Beer often tastes better the closer it is to home, especially if that's straight from a tap in the actual brewery. The craft beer revolution has seen waves of breweries open up to the public, not just in the United States, the UK and Australia, where the trend is well established, but all over the world. Visit European beer capitals like Belgium, Italy and Germany, and sample local favourites in Canada, Australia and New Ze(more...)
Cote d'Or may be small in size but its influence is huge and its reputation alone can strike terror into the heart of even the most seasoned wine professionals. Cote d'Or is located in the very heart of Burgundy and stretches for a narrow 35-mile band. It's on this terroir that some of the world's best known wines are produced. There are two main sections. Cote de Nuits, named after the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges, is a mere one mile by 12 miles but it's home to 24 Grand Cru vineyards and some of the world's most expensive vineyard real estate. This is the northernmost region, starting just south of Dijon and running to Courgoloin, a few kilometres south of Nuits-Saint-Georges and it grows mainly Pinot Noir and other red grapes. It is responsible for some of the great names of French wine, Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges and Beaune itself. The second part, the southerly Cote de Beaune, is well-known for its whites but actually grows both Chardonnay and red grapes. One of the most famous villages in the Cote de Beaune is Pommard, known for its heavy, full-bodied reds. It's an intimidating terroir but Raymond Blake's companionable Cote d'Or demystifies it. There is hardly another wine region where knowledge of the back-story is so critical to understanding the wine, for it is impossible to understand burgundy without reference to the place it comes from and the people who make it. In Cote d'Or Blake transports the reader to the heart of Burgundy, telling the whole story and painting a complete picture of life there: the history, the culture, the people, the place, the geography and the climate.
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.
The history of Guinness, one of the world's most famous brands, reveals the noble heights and generosity of a great family and an innovative business. From New York Times bestselling author Stephan Mansfield, explore the history, influence, and social impact of Guinness beer in the Search for God and Guinness. This is a book that will speak to you on practical, novel, and spiritual level, and it will spark the flames of your entrepreneurial dreams. "Frothy, delicious, intoxicating and nutritious! No, I'm not talking about Guinness Stout-I'm talking about Stephen Mansfield's fabulous new book...The amazing and true story of how the Guinness family used its wealth and influence to touch millions is an absolute inspiration." - Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author "It's a rare brew that takes faith, philanthropy and the frothy head of freshly-poured Guinness and combines them into such an inspiriting narrative. Cheers to brewmaster Stephen Mansfield! And cheers to you, the reader! You're in for a treat." - R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., Founder and editor-in-chief of The American Spectator It began in Ireland in the mid 1700s. The water in Ireland, indeed throughout Europe, was famously undrinkable, and the gin and whiskey that took its place devastated civil society. It was a disease ridden, starvation-plagued, alcoholic age, and Christians like Arthur Guinness-as well as monks and even evangelical churches-brewed beer that provided a healthier alternative to the poisonous waters and liquors of the times. This is where the Guinness tale began. Now, 250 years and over 150 countries later, Guinness is a global brand, one of the most consumed beverages in the world. The tale that unfolds during those two and a half centuries has power to thrill audiences today: the generational drama, business adventure, industrial and social reforms, deep-felt faith, and the noble beer itself. For readers who love history, cultural studies, religious debate, and stories of business success. What readers will learn with this book... The earthy, human, and holy importance of honing a craft over time Example of a family seeking to do good in the world as an offering to God How unexpected and small things impact the history of humanity Inspirational fuel for entrepreneurial dreams
Real ale and other craft beers have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and as a result more people have been compelled to try making their own homebrew.
With a range of equipment and guidance now readily available, home-brewing is more accessible than ever. However, while the actual concept behind making beer is simple – add water to barley to create and extract sugar, add hops while boiling, cool, then feed to yeast – the execution can at times seem complex and confusing. The key to bridging the gap between brewing in theory and practice is being able to spot the signs of trouble and know how to respond.
Whether the reader is a first-timer trying out a new hobby or an old hand looking to produce a finely crafted artisan ale, The Home-brewer’s Problem Solver provides the information needed to nip problems in the bud and to avoid them in the fi rst place. It contains 100 common home-brew snags and setbacks, spelling out the underlying causes and offering practical solutions. Each key stage of the brewing process is tackled with accompanying photographs, practical tips and useful insights.
Contents: The basics, Ingredients, Mashing/steeping, Boiling, Fermentation, Packaging, Equipment, Finished beer.
'Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle.' In this charming book from 1906, Okakura explores Zen, Taoism, Tea Masters and the significance of the Japanese tea ceremony. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
"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.
The booming worlds of artisan cheese and craft beer meet in this first-ever guide, an introduction to two dozen popular craft-beer styles and the cheeses that pair best with them. Gourmand Awards winner---Beer category, USA. "Like a lot of cheese experts, I'm convinced that the ultimate companion to cheese is, and always will be, great craft beer. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself. This beautiful, well-researched and tastefully written tome is the perfect accompaniment to your journey. Cheers!" ---Greg Koch, CEO & Co-Founder, Stone Brewing Co. / Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens "The rise in cheese connoisseurship has coincided with a delicious growth in quality beer appreciation. Janet draws on her keen palate to describe nuances in the many different beer styles and then recommends great cheese partners for each category. Cheese & Beer is an excellent guide that explains how different beers are crafted and what gives these different types their synergies with superior cheeses." ---Max McCalman, author, Mastering Cheese Cheese & Beer capitalizes on the rapidly growing audience for craft beer in the U.S. and the enthusiasm these passionate beer fans have for good cheese. Enhanced by the author's reputation as a journalist and cheese authority, the book fills a wide-open niche for consumer guidance in pairing craft beer and cheese. The beer enthusiast who wants to know which cheeses to pair with an IPA, porter or Trappist ale can easily find a recommendation. Each style entry includes: Style Notes: a description of that beer style---what defines it from the brewer's perspective, and what to expect from the beverage in the glass. Beers to Try Several recommended craft beers in that style, both domestic and imported. Some of the breweries included from across the country are: Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO), Allagash Brewing (Portland, ME), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY), Firestone Walker (Paso Robles CA), Great Divide (Denver, CO), and Rogue Ales (Newport OR). Cheese Affinities: In general terms, what types of cheeses pair well with that style and why. Cheeses to Try Brief profiles of three well-distributed cheeses (domestic and imported) specifically recommended for that style and why More Cheeses to Try: A list of other cheeses to pair with that beer style--so that every reader should be able to find at least a couple of the recommended cheeses The introductory chapter includes general advice on pairing cheese and beer; and on selecting, storing and presenting cheese. Six themed platters give readers ideas for entertaining with beer and cheese.
Are you bored of Beer Pong? Is your Ring of Fire more like a ring of embers? If so, this book is exactly what you need to shake up your next party. Ever since its discovery hundreds of years ago, alcohol has valiantly taken on the role of `ice breaker', bringing people together through silliness and shared hangovers. While it's true that the feel-good factor of alcohol is a global phenomenon, not everyone in the world plays Fuzzy Duck or Centurion at their parties. This collection of the truly bizarre and outrageous games that drunk people play around the globe will add sparkle to any night out (or in). Your new favourite drinking game is waiting for you within these pages...
Here's drinking with you, kid We know your type. You love the smell of napalm in the morning, you see dead people, and you're the king (or queen!) of the world. No matter your cinematic stripe, there's a beverage (or ten) tailor-made just for you.A perfect gift for film buffs and a terrific twist on movie nights, Gone with the Gin is the ultimate cocktail book for die-hard silver screen aficionados who prefer to be shaken, not stirred. Included within are 50 delicious drinks,paired with winking commentary on history's most quotable films,plus an All-Star lineup of drinking games, movie-themed munchies, and illustrations throughout. So go ahead, make my drink.
Reduce inflammation, lower blood sugar, improve digestion, lose weight, promote healing, and more! Drink to your health with detoxifying, clarifying, energizing celery juice! Celery juice is about to change your world. More than just a staple on a crudite platter, celery is making its mark as the next new super plant for a healthy, invigorating, and more nourished life. The Celery Juice Miracle covers the wonders of health benefits of celery, from filling you with the vitamins and nutrients you need to stay strong, reducing blood pressure and inflammation, and warding off illness, to lowering cholesterol and improving digestion. Inside you'll find an easy and delicious 10-day juicing program to reset, recharge, and refill your body with the nutrition you need to be and feel your best. Discover how refreshing and hydrating celery juice can be, and try more than 70 incredible juice and smoothie recipes that make celery the star. Follow an easy, 10-day plan to detox and feel amazing with celery juice Power up with the nutritional wonders, vitamins, and minerals of this humble green stalk Fight inflammation, fend off illness, and fortify your health Make celery juice--and dozens of delicious juice combinations--your favorite way to hydrate! Step into the wonderfully revitalizing world of celery juice and take charge of your health with The Celery Juice Miracle!
"Savor her book in a comfortable chair, with a glass of sherry."--"Bon Appetit" "Elizabeth David has the intelligence, subtlety, sensuality, courage and creative force of the true artist."--"Wine and Food"
"The best food writer of her time."--Jane Grigson, "Times Literary Supplement"
"An Omelette and a Glass of Wine" is a culinary classic by the greatest food writer of the mid-twentieth century, and one of the greatest food writers of any era. This revered volume contains a collection of articles Elizabeth David originally wrote for magazines and newspapers such as the "Spectator," "Gourmet," "Vogue," and the "Sunday Times" (London). It offers delightful explorations of food and cooking, among which are its namesake essay and other such gems as "Syllabubs and Fruit Fools," "Sweet Vegetables, Soft Wine," "Pleasing Cheeses," and "Whisky in the Kitchen." David's many admirers will cherish this new edition, and readers new to her writing will marvel at her wisdom and grace.
The Cocktail Book, first published in 1900, is the earliest book devoted purely to the art of the cocktail. For thirty years including the prohibition, it was a staple of well-stocked bars, although originals are now extremely rare. This collection, in a beautiful new edition, allows a modern audience to rediscover the joy of classic cocktails, with early recipes for the Whisky Sour, Mint Julep, Manhattan, and many more. The Cocktail Book was published at the precise time that the modern cocktail found true success, and is both a connoisseur's curiosity and a practical guide to mixing classic drinks at home.
Most of us are big fans of coffee but how about an energising alternative? Perhaps you are fed up with the caffeine jitters and want something that boosts you with plant power instead? In Power Milks, learn how to make drinks that are packed with superfoods, herbs, roots and spices from ancient and traditional cultures.
Perhaps you're suffering from an afternoon slump and are fed up with drinking more coffee. Maybe you are looking for something with a healthy nutritious boost, either hot or cold to satisfy your taste buds? There are over 70 recipes of delicious hot and cold power plant-based milk drinks in this book to explore. They have been especially created to help awaken your senses, elevate your mind and enhance your day-to-day health. These drinks also help increase your immune function, have anti-ageing effects, improve stamina and athletic performance as well as help to improve your liver function and detoxification. Try an iced Mocha Maca, a healing Coconut Karma or an invigorating Juniper Refresh.
Tasty, quick to prepare and good for you, Power Milks will give you an injection of energy minus the caffeine.
More than 100 cocktail recipes. Navigate the bewildering world of cocktails with this elegant A to Z guide to every recipe that you need to know. Complete with the stories behind the famous drinks and know-how on key cocktail topics and techniques, The Cocktail Dictionary is the discerning drinker's guide to the art of sipping. Covering everything from the Old Fashioned, Martini, Margarita and Daiquiri to key cocktail techniques such as muddling, shaking, stirring and the perfect ice. Includes stunning illustrations throughout the book.
Today's traveller is always on the move. Their trips are frequent, they think globally, and they treat hotel lobbies and bars as social spaces, conducting meetings or hunkering down, for hours at a time, with their laptops. Drinking is part of these everyday rituals, and so in this context the hotel bar's role acquires an even greater significance. Behind the Bar shines a light on 50 signature cocktails from the most iconic hotel bars across the world, appealing to tried-and-true cocktail lovers and design aficionados alike. Recipes from some of these storied properties will inspire enthusiasts to re-create timeless cocktails at home. Plus, anecdotes supplied by barkeeps and hotel and design personalities will enliven the recipes and reveal why so many hotel bars have endured through the years or have made an impact on the modern world. The clandestine speakeasy has been glorified countless times for its mix of sex appeal and transporting decor but the hotel bar should also be recognised for its sophistication, grandeur, or showmanship. Behind the Bar does exactly that but also transcends the cocktail crowd niche. It is just as much a book for the traveller with a strong appreciation for design as well as the fantasy-filled armchair traveller charmed by illustrations and nuggets of history.
A horror movie inspired cocktail book with gross-looking but delicious party drinks, all wrapped up in an awesome '80s VHS package. There are 55 recipes spread across 5 chapters (shots, gelatin, punches, special fx, and non-alcoholic) inspired by classic pulp horror movies of the '80s and '90s, complete with viewing recommendations. The movies may be weird, the drinks may look gross, but the elevated drink making techniques and unusually tasty recipes keep readers and their guests interested and coming back for more. Great for theme parties, Halloween festivals, movie fans, and retro enthusiasts.
There's a reason we pay top dollar for Champagne and that bottles of wine from prestige vineyards cost as much as a car: a place's distinct geographical attributes, known as terroir to wine buffs, determine the unique profile of a wine--and some rarer locales produce wines that are particularly coveted. In Volcanoes and Wine, geologist Charles Frankel introduces us to the volcanoes that are among the most dramatic and ideal landscapes for wine making. Traveling across regions well-known to wine lovers like Sicily, Oregon, and California, as well as the less familiar Canary Islands, Frankel gives an in-depth account of famous volcanoes and the wines that spring from their idiosyncratic soils. From Santorini's vineyards of rocky pumice dating back to a four-thousand-year-old eruption to grapes growing in craters dug in the earth of the Canary Islands, from Vesuvius's famous Lacryma Christi to the ambitious new generation of wine growers reviving the traditional grapes of Mount Etna, Frankel takes us across the stunning and dangerous world of volcanic wines. He details each volcano's most famous eruptions, the grapes that grow in its soils, and the people who make their homes on its slopes, adapting to an ever-menacing landscape. In addition to introducing the history and geology of these volcanoes, Frankel serves as a travel guide, offering a host of tips ranging from prominent vineyards to visit to scenic hikes in each location. This illuminating guide will be indispensable for wine lovers looking to learn more about volcanic terroirs, as well as anyone curious about how cultural heritage can survive and thrive in the shadow of geological danger.
Covering more than 50 different beer styles, The Pocket Book of Craft Beer cracks open the finest, most innovative brews on the planet, making it a must-have for any beer lover. The last few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft beers across the globe, with excellent new brews being produced everywhere from Copenhagen to Colorado, Amsterdam to Auckland. With more amazing beers available than ever before, it's hard to know which one to choose. That's where The Pocket Book of Craft Beer comes in. Gathering together over 300 of the most innovative and tastiest beers you need to try, and divided into 50 different categories, you will find the best of the best each style has to offer. Every category comes with an explanation of the key characteristics of the style - whether it's an American IPA bursting with citrusy C-hops or an Imperial Stout full of dark roasted malts - along with an example of a classic brew and a selection of cutting-edge versions that are certain to become instant favourites. So whether you're looking for bitter beers or balanced flavours, a hit of hops or a hint of coffee, the reviews will point you in the right direction to find the perfect beer to suit your tastebuds. Also included throughout the book are interesting nuggets of beer information, covering topics such as the catalyst that has caused the astonishing growth in craft beer and the difference between Stout and Porter.
Learn about wines from all over the world in The Wine Game a deluxe go fish/happy families game. With two decks of cards - one for red wines, one for whites - covering all the major wine-producing regions and some unexpected gems, this is the perfect way to dip in to the world of wine. Includes a booklet with brief descriptions of each region along with some tips on which labels to look out for. LEARN ABOUT WINE VARIETIES. Distinguish your Bordeaux from your Burgundy and your Chianti from your Champagne - this fun card game provides an easy and amusing way to learn about wines INCLUDED BOOKLET features descriptions of wine regions STURDY & ATTRACTIVE BOX perfect for gifting and storage.
For connoisseur and newcomer alike, The Treasures of Champagne celebrates this remarkable liquid by exploring how champagne has become so deeply embedded in the world's consciousness. Divided into four parts, the first section looks at the process of making champagne and how the subtle blend of grapes produces a notable house style, as well as the vintage years and the special cuvees. This is followed by the history of champagne from the earliest makers to the present day and the global events which affected it. The third section provides individual entries on all the major champagne marques and some of the lesser known ones to. Each entry contains a brief history and explores the most notable traits of the houses' products and includes tasting notes recommending brands to try. The final section examines the social and cultural impact of champagne, how it has become a part of certain traditions, links to entertainment in fact and fiction. The celebration of bubbly proves, once and for all, that the world would be a poorer place without champagne. A Votre Sante!
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