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A classic work on Scotch and its origins, Lockhart's book has long been regarded as a whisky classic. Including the foreword written by his late son in 1995, fully updated and revised, this book covers some of the lesser known episodes in the industry's history. In particular the author's family's involvement with Balmenach Distilery on Speyside is well covered as are the polemics of the Scots and their relationship with whisky and where it might be heading. Much of what Lockhart stated back in the 60s still holds true 50 years later and the book is considered essential reading for the whisky enthusiast.
A celebration of teas - black, white, green, flowering and more - and the perfect cakes to pair with them. Tea has magical properties - it can perk you up if you're flagging, calm you down if you're restless, soothe you and lift you. For tea-lovers, each mood and time of the day demands a different cuppa. And what better way to make the best of your fine tea than to pair it with the perfect cake, designed both to complement and enhance the experience and enjoyment? Quality teas can bring out the best in food, just as a fine wine can enhance a meal. Liz Franklin marries the floral, fragrant, zesty, rich and varied world of tea with the endlessly popular world of baking and offers recipes matching teas and sweet treats. Pairings such as Japan's Gyokuro tea with Fudgy Dark Chocolate and Almond Cakes or White Tea with Buttery Carrot and Orange Cake are just an example of the myriad combinations that prove to be a match made in heaven.
**Winner Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2019** "In his new book, journalist Brian Ashcraft digs into the short but colorful history of the Japanese liquor and the process that differentiates Japan's labels from their Western cousins. Plus, whisky authority Yuji Kawasaki shares tasting notes for more than a hundred bottles." -Travel + Leisure Japanese whisky has been around for less than a century-but is now winning all the major international awards. How did this happen and what are the secrets of the master distillers? This whisky book divulges these secrets for the first time. Japanese Whisky features never-before-published archival images and interviews chronicling the forgotten stories of Japan's pioneering whisky makers. It reveals the unique materials and methods used by the Japanese distillers including mizunara wood, Japanese barley, and novel production methods unique to Japan. It also examines the close cultural connections between Japanese scotch and whisky drinkers and their favorite tipples. For the first time in English, this book presents over a hundred independently scored tastings from leading Japanese whisky blogger, Yuji Kawasaki, shedding new light on Japan's most famous single malts as well as grain whiskies and blends. Japan expert Brian Ashcraft and photographer Idzuhiko Ueda crisscrossed Japan visiting all the major makers to talk about past and present whisky distillers, blenders and coopers. Japanophiles, whisky lovers, travelers, and history buffs will all find something fascinating within these pages, including: Tasting notes and scores of every major Japanese whisky brand A complete account of the unique production methods and ingredients Information about visiting distilleries in Japan Hundreds of color photos documenting the history and modern practices of Japanese whisky Exclusive interviews and previously unpublished personal accounts from leading industry figures Japanese Whisky not only explains how the country's award-winning whiskies are made, but also the complete whisky history and culture, so readers can truly appreciate the subtle Japanese whiskies they're drinking and buying. Kanpai!
All around the world, the public's taste for fermented cider has been growing more rapidly than at any time in the past 150 years. And with the growing interest in locally grown and artisanal foods, many new cideries are springing up all over North America, often started up by passionate amateurs who want to take their cider to the next level as small-scale craft producers. To make the very best cider-whether for yourself, your family, and friends or for market-you first need a deep understanding of the processes involved, and the art and science behind them. Fortunately, The New Cider Maker's Handbook is here to help. Author Claude Jolicoeur is an internationally known, award-winning cider maker with an inquiring, scientific mind. His book combines the best of traditional knowledge and techniques with up-to-date, scientifically based practices to provide today's cider makers with all the tools they need to produce high-quality ciders. The New Cider Maker's Handbook is divided into five parts containing: An accessible overview of the cider making process for beginners; Recommendations for selecting and growing cider-appropriate apples; Information on juice-extraction equipment and directions on how to build your own grater mill and cider press; A discussion of the most important components of apple juice and how these may influence the quality of the cider; An examination of the fermentation process and a description of methods used to produce either dry or naturally sweet cider, still or sparkling cider, and even ice cider. This book will appeal to both serious amateurs and professional cider makers who want to increase their knowledge, as well as to orchardists who want to grow cider apples for local or regional producers. Novices will appreciate the overview of the cider-making process, and, as they develop skills and confidence, the more in-depth technical information will serve as an invaluable reference that will be consulted again and again. This book is sure to become the definitive modern work on cider making. A mechanical engineer by profession, Claude Jolicoeur first developed his passion for apples and cider after acquiring a piece of land on which there were four rows of old abandoned apple trees. He started making cider in 1988 using a "no-compromise" approach, stubbornly searching for the highest possible quality. Since then, his ciders have earned many awards and medals at competitions, including a Best of Show at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP). Claude actively participates in discussions on forums like the Cider Digest, and is regularly invited as a guest speaker to events such as the annual Cider Days festival in western Massachusetts. He lives in Quebec City.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 ANDRE SIMON FOOD & DRINK BOOK AWARDS 'Like a new Bill Bryson, she offers an easy sharing of deep knowledge, with humour, where one learns things in a gentle way without it feeling like learning.' Dan Jago, judge of the Andre Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 'Hot or cold, caffeinated, alcoholic, sweet or not, this book provides a fascinating cultural history of our favourite drinks, and explores the science (or not) underpinning their many health claims. A wonderful read!' Dr Giles Yeo, author of Gene Eating 'A truly engaging read. By dispelling common health misconceptions and debunking bad science, Drinkology arms us with information to make better choices about what we drink, not just what we eat.' Ian Marber 'Very engaging and entertaining . . . a clear guide to everything we need to know about drinks, from water to milk, tea, alcohol and beyond. Dr Willett dispels common myths and fads and sets the record straight . . . allowing us to make fully informed choices. A fascinating deep dive into the science behind everything we drink.' Elisabeth Cresta and Caroline Day, founders of Fight the Fads Do you really know what you are drinking? Are you sure? We all consume many drinks every day, often without thinking. Perhaps we're just thirsty, perhaps we need something to wake us up, perhaps we need something to relax us at the end of the day. But have you ever stopped to wonder what exactly is in that chai latte you're guzzling or just what those added electrolytes in your bottled water are supposed to do? Whether it's a simple glass of water or early morning espresso, the finest champagne or energy drink the morning after, all drinks have an impact on our body in one way or another. Drinkology distils the scientific evidence to see if we can get to the bottom of questions, such as: Is a regular glass of wine good for our health or not? Should we worry about energy drinks? Is fluoride in our tap water harmful? How do non-dairy milks compare with each other? What's the secret to the perfect cup of tea? Are fermented drinks and probiotics the answer to all our worries? Is there such a thing as a 'superdrink'? Whether you want to discover the true benefits of wellness drinks, find out if sulphites in wine really cause headaches, or are just sick of the pseudoscience behind the marketing of what we consume, this book is for you. Drinkology is a scientific digest of many of the world's most popular beverages and may just change the way you drink.
'Amazing! Everything about this book is awesome from the recipes to the presentation. A must for any home or professional bartender' - Buzzfeed Enjoy two of life's greatest pleasures - coffee and alcohol - with this comprehensive guide to mixing perfect coffee cocktails. World-class mixologist Jason Clark will inspire, excite and educate you by taking you behind the bar for a masterclass in creating coffee-based cocktails. First take a journey into the history and craft of coffee, the world's most popular beverage, from crop to cup. Next follow his expert mixing tips aimed at everyone from keen beginners to bartenders working in the world's best bars. More than 80 recipes follow, covering all styles of cocktails from stirred and shaken through to blended and blazed. Learn how to perfect simple classics such as Espresso Martini and Irish coffee or try your hand at technical modern marvels Golden Velvet and Death By Caffeine. With The Art and Craft of Coffee Cocktails in hand your daily grind will never be the same!
From timeless classics to cool and current, you'll find cocktails for every season and mood. The whisky and gin revival has helped to herald the much-welcomed return of the cocktail. Classic cocktails have seen a surge of interest, such as the Old Fashioned (thanks largely to a certain Don Draper), New Orleans' favourite the Sazerac and Brazil's national cocktail the Caipirinha. Featuring six chapters each showcasing a single spirit, you'll find the perfect cool cocktail to suit your mood. Discover the versatility of vodka with a timeless Vodka Martini or kick-start your evening with a Moscow Mule. Sample some of the Gin cocktails that never go out of fashion, including the Negroni and the Tom Collins. In the past, whisky was one of the least-used spirits for cocktail making, but it's a different story these days. Let a Perfect Manhattan slip down nicely or surprise yourself with Blood & Sand. Rum is the cocktail maker's new best friend and is the perfect base for summer cocktails, including a Daiquiri and a Mojito. Brandy's rich smoothness can work wonders with cocktails such as the Stinger or Sidecar, while a Brandy Alexander is an ideal after-dinner drink for those with a sweet tooth. Finally, tequila's legendary quality as a good-time drink can be put to perfect use in a Margarita or a Tequila Sunrise. If you're planning a party and you're keen to impress friends with your mixing skills or if a beer doesn't quite feel special enough and you're after something different of an evening, then look no further.
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.
Whether it is topped with swirls of whipped cream, subtly spiced with cinnamon or laced with liqueur, a hot chocolate is one of the world's best-loved drinks. You will make the Classics over and over again, with simple recipes for all-time favourites such as French Vanilla, Mocha and Viennese. Whether you're after a salty kick or a rich swirl of caramel, the recipes here will take the simplest drink to tasty new heights. The next chapter, Candy and Cakes, brings together the sweetest combinations that are perfect after dinner instead of dessert. From Boston Cream or Red Velvet to Cherry Bakewell and Toffee Apple, there is a recipe here to satisfy every sweet tooth. For more grown-up palates, why not try something with the added warmth of spices or a shot of alcohol? Fireside Favourites contains a luxurious collection of adult tipples, from Cherry Brandy to Bourbon and Maple Syrup and spiced delights, such as White Chocolate and Spiced Chai or Chilli Chocolate. Finally, what better time to indulge in luxuriously warming cupfuls than the holiday season? Festive Treats comprises deliciously Christmassy hot drinks that are perfect for those chilly days and dark nights. Nobody can resist a Pumpkin Latte or a gloriously festive Gingerbread Spiced Hot Chocolate, perfect for bringing the family together during the holidays. Whether you're after a quick pick-me-up, a milky bedtime drink or a comforting cupful to warm you up from inside out, there is a recipe here to satisfy your sweet tooth.
It's every beer drinker's worst nightmare--a cold brew in hand with
no means to open it. Here to the rescue is an indispensable guide
featuring 99 ways* to get the job done fast using anything and
everything in sight as a bottle opener in a time of need.
Photographs and step-by-step instructions for each method walk
thirsty readers through the art of opening bottles, revealing the
practical use of such handy available implements as a belt buckle,
TV remote, baby carriage, dog collar, ski binding, golf club, park
bench, BBQ grill, lawn mower, automatic teller machine, police car,
and many more. Cheers
A captivating survey of the science of wine and winemaking for anyone who has ever wondered about the magic of the fermented grape An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently collaborate on book and museum exhibition projects. When the conversation turned to wine one evening, it almost inevitably led the two-one a palaeoanthropologist, the other a molecular biologist-to begin exploring the many intersections between science and wine. This book presents their fascinating, freewheeling answers to the question "What can science tell us about wine?" And vice versa. Conversational and accessible to everyone, this colorfully illustrated book embraces almost every imaginable area of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an understanding of what creates this complex beverage) to physiology and neurobiology (for insight into the effects of wine on the mind and body). The authors draw on physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, and they expand the discussion to include insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, and even classical history. The resulting volume is indispensible for anyone who wishes to appreciate wine to its fullest.
'He was a wise man who invented beer.' Anonymous Ale, lager, stout, bitter... There are so many different types of beer that you'd need a lifetime to try them all. Whatever your favourite hop-based delight, draft or bottled, indulge your inner brewmaster and raise a glass to the perfection of the pint with this collection of quips from the world's wisest and wittiest drinkers.
"Rigorously researched and richly illustrated...Meticulous in detail and gleeful in its discoveries, this trip is a joyride for any whiskey lover." Publishers Weekly Buckle up and join bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur Tristan Stephenson on a Stateside tour and learn all there is to know about the finest whiskey and bourbon America has to offer. Whiskey in America is a regional product that has evolved in different ways and at a differing pace depending on where you go. Tristan Stephenson's road trip enabled him to visit more than 40 unique distilleries, from long-established makers in the states that are the spiritual home of the industry - Kentucky and Tennessee - to newer craft-distillers in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and even California and Texas. In his own unique style, which is both fiercely entertaining and meticulously well-researched, Tristan weaves together the full and fascinating story of American whiskey, from its history and production methods to the origins of iconic cocktails still enjoyed in bars around the world today.
There's no doubt about it, Spain is the most exciting country in Europe when it comes to wine. As Europe's second most mountainous country, with exposure to seas and oceans on every side, it's very diverse in terroir, culture, language and lifestyle. In northern Spain there are four main wine producing areas: Rioja, Galicia, Catalonia and Ribera del Duera in Castilla y Leon. Each is unique and produces fine wines with its own Denomination of Origin guarantee. The heart of wine-producing northern Spain is Rioja, which has produced high quality wines for centuries. (In the 1800s Rioja benefited from its alliance with Bordeaux, conferring technological advantages unknown to other Spanish regions.) But quality doesn't stop in Rioja. Navarra is home to many of the most modern and cutting edge producers. Calatayud and Campo de Borja are home to some of the greatest Grenache vineyards in the world outside of the Southern Rhone, and Priorat and the surrounding area of Montsant in Catalonia produce some of the renowned Spanish wines. Sarah Jane Evans, the world's leading authority on the wines of Spain, begins with a history of the region: from phylloxera, the replanting of different, and international, varieties through the aftermath of the Civil War and the effects on the wine industry, to recovery and innovation in late 20th century, the promise of the 21st century and the rediscovery of indigenous varieties, as well as a quick detour through the recent effects of the economic crisis. She then takes the sub-regions in turn, starting with a profile before opening out into discussion of the key producers and their top wines. Evans' surefooted guide to the wines of northern Spain is an essential companion for anyone interested in Spanish wine, from students and professionals to interested wine tourists.
WINNER OF A GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARD 2009 BEST WINE EDUCATION BOOK (THE BEST IN THE WORLD)
"I really enjoyed this book ... A constant feature of this book is how well Keith balances his mastery of the technicalities with a certain 'common touch', the ability to explain sometimes complex issues in easy-to-understand terms."-Association of Wine Educators
..". an ideal book to accompany a WSET course."-"Harpers Wine and Spirit"
Throughout the eight thousand years of vinous history wines have been tasted and their qualities examined in at least a basic way. Today producers can control the growing and winemaking processes, and the consumer may choose from a vast array of wines, both fine and ordinary. Tasting and evaluating these requires knowledge, skill and diligence.
Part of the "Wiley-Blackwell Food Industry Briefing Series," this book provides a concise, easy to use and clearly presented understanding of the techniques of wine tasting, quality assessment and evaluation. The reader is taken through the various stages of a structured and professional approach to tasting and the book examines the questions as to what constitutes quality in wines, how quality can be recognised and how it is achieved. Also discussed are the faults that can destroy wines at any quality level, and misconceptions as to quality and guarantees.
Clearly presented and easily readable the book includes: Diagrams Tables Tasting vocabularies Colour Plates
Written by Keith Grainger, highly regarded international wine educator and wine consultant, this book provides a concise, quick reference for busy wine industry professionals, students or others who wish to gain a detailed knowledge of the concepts of wine tasting and quality assessment.
The Wiley-Blackwell Food Industry Briefing SeriesDevised to increase the effectiveness and efficiency with which knowledge can be gained of the many subject areas that constitute the food industry, and on which the industry relies for its existence, this important series is intended expressly to benefit executives, managers and supervisors within the industry. Each book distils the subject matter of the topic, providing its essence for easy and speedy assimilation.
Why juice? You cannot buy freshly prepared vegetable juice in any store at any price - unless they literally juice the vegetables right in front of your eyes and you drink it down before they make you pay for it. Any juice in a carton, can or bottle has been heat treated and was certainly packaged at least a few days, if not weeks, months or even years ago. This applies to frozen juice, too. So you need to make your own. This book tells you how, and more especially, exactly why you want to juice.
Everyone knows that James Bond prefers an alcoholic drink to a soft drink. In fact, he even goes as far as deriding tea as 'mud' and blaming it for the collapse of the British Empire. Although it's the legendary Vodka Martini that he's best known for, he also orders many classic cocktails, including an Old-Fashioned, an Americano and a Negroni, all of which appear in this book. Bond also effortlessly creates his own drink in 'Casino Royale': 'Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?' And so the Vesper was born, to the delight of bar owners across the globe. However, it's not only cocktails that he's partial to. Bond orders Scotch and soda 21 times in the books, but he's also keen on bourbon and a brandy and ginger ale. So why not raise a glass and toast the health of the world's most-loved, smooth-talking secret agent with one of his favourite drinks.
A guide to over 25 of the most popular ways to drink coffee, rendered in beautiful infographic style. Do you know your Cappuccino from your Cortado or your Americano from your Affogato? When you're at the counter of the coffee shop, faced with a menu of drinks as long as the queue of people eagerly waiting for that morning blast of caffeine, the minutiae and mechanics of coffee can be a little mind-bending. With this simple infographic guide that clearly explains the composition of all the main types of coffee drinks available, you'll be able to identify what you're sipping and how best you like it, making this an essential addition to the collection for anyone who's addicted to great coffee.
Tequila Cocktails is the fourth in Brian Van Flandern's series of award-winning books, centering on Casamigos Tequila by George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman. This volume shines a spotlight on the title beverage: the smoothest, best-tasting tequila from their master distiller in Jalisco, Mexico, with a taste so good that adding salt or lime would be gilding the lily. The Blanco, Reposado, and An ejo varieties are truly the quintessence of Mexico's favorite beverage. This volume includes sixty delectable recipes.
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.
Belgian beer pride is one of the things that unite the country. This third revamped, revised and updated edition of our iconic All Belgian Beers demonstrates that Belgium still lives up to its reputation of being a beer lover's paradise. Over 500 new beers have successfully been introduced to the market since the last update of this beer bible in 2011. All of these new stouts, lagers, trappists, lambics, abbey beers, ales, tripels, wheat and fruit beers...have now been included in this monumental bestseller, now featuring close to 1300 beers! All Belgian Beers offers an alphabetical overview of the beers brewed by recognised Belgian brewers, for their own assortment or for other beer companies. As in the previous editions, each beer is fully described and illustrated with pictures of the glasses and bottles. The new edition of All Belgian Beers holds many new discoveries and is still the most exhaustive and indispensable guide to the flourishing Belgian beer culture.
This fascinating book provides a wealth of information on the uses of herbs by homemakers of the past and gives more than 500 authentic recipes exactly as they appeared in their original sources. The recipes cover the use of herbs for medicinal, culinary, cosmetic, and other purposes. Readers will discover not only how herbs were used in making vegetable and meat dishes, gravies and sauces, cakes, pies, soups, and beverages, but also how our ancestors employed them in making dyes, furniture polish, insecticides, spot removers, perfumes, hair tonics, soaps, tooth powders, and numerous other products. More than 100 fine 19th-century engravings of herbs add to the charm of the text-an invaluable reference and guide for plant lovers and herb enthusiasts that will "delight and astound the 20th-century reader." (Library Journal). Index. Bibliography. 113 black-and-white illustrations.
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