Bacchus & Me
Adventures in the Wine Cellar
Paperback ISBN: 037571362x
In a selection of vivid, witty essays, the best-selling author of Bright Lights, Big City and wine columnist for House & Garden shares his thoughts on wine, including reds, whites, dessert wines, champagnes, and aperitifs, and wine culture, lore, myths, and personalities, with advice for shopping and ordering in restaurants. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
A Wine Miscellany
Hardcover ISBN: 1843171767
Packed with arcane information about everything from types of cork and other closures to the rarest and the most expensive wines (which are not necessarily the same thing), here is a book that a wine connoisseur may give to a novice, and that someone ignorant of wine may give to an expert.
Under the Table
Drinking Games to Liven Up Your Parties
Paperback ISBN: 1856486591
Cheers! If you enjoy a sip or two (or three, four, or more), this compendium of drinking games is for you. Nobody will pass out (from boredom) and no party will grind to a halt with these popular alcohol-infused amusements. These liquefied challenges of knowledge, skill, and verbal skill--from a bartender, because who would know better?--are sure to please. He gives the best wacky variations on tongue-twisters, trivia, Frisbee, dice, coins, and cards, plus games based on TV shows for a night at home. All the directions are here, along with notes on the necessary supplies, ideal number of players, and strategy. Key information on universal gaming etiquette will keep things polite and no one will want to miss the slick suggestions for winning the next drink. With this dynamic guide at hand, an otherwise ordinary evening with a pitcher of beer will turn into a night of camaraderie and fun competition.
The Complete Joy of Home Brewing
Paperback ISBN: 0060531053
An updated edition of the classic guide to home brewing provides a treasury of favorite recipes, advice, and lore provides for beginning through advanced homebrewers, explaining how to make all different types of beer--including stouts, ales, lagers, bitters, meads, and specialty beers--along with a history of beer, brewing science, and easy-to-follow instructions. Original.
The Billionaire's Vinegar
The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
Paperback ISBN: 0307338789
A real-life historical mystery journeys behind the scenes of the secretive world of wine aficionados to describe the 1985 purchase of a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux for $156,000, the mysterious background of the wine, and the enigmatic wine collector who discovered the bottle, once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, in a bricked-up Paris cellar. Reprint.
Baking Boot Camp
Five Days at Basic Training at the Culinary Institute of America
Hardcover ISBN: 0764572792
Describes The Culinary Institute of America's five-day "Boot Camp" course that teaches non-professional home cooks how to prepare food like a professional baker, revealing the tips, tricks, cooking skills and techniques, and recipes that participants learn, including lessons in rubbed dough, custard, puff pastry, mousse, and more.
The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide
More Than 175 Original Beer Recipes, Including Magnificent Pale Ales, Ambers, Stouts, Lagers, and Seasonal Brews, Plus Tips from the Master Brewers
Paperback ISBN: 0684829215
A group of experienced homebrewers offers a collection of recipes for pale ales, ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, along with tips for brewing at home, drinking trivia from famous writers, and other beer lore. Original. 25,000 first printing.
The Emperor of Wine
The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr. and the Reign of American Taste
Paperback ISBN: 0060093692
Documents the career of one of the world's most influential wine critics, describing his everyday American childhood, the hard work and determination that shaped the course of his successes, and his contributions to the world of wine buying and consumption. Reprint.