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Bartending for Dummies
Bartending for Dummies
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 047005056x
1,000 + recipes and great party tips

Get the latest bar buzz on how to host, mix, shake, pour, and more

Want to concoct the perfect cocktail? From today's popular Mojitos and Martinis to classics like Manhattans and Margaritas, you'll be able to sip and entertain with a special twist. Get the scoop on everything from liquors, wine, and beer to Scotch, tequila, the latest tools of the trade, and more.

Discover how to:

  • Stock a bar
  • Mix exotic specialties and hot toddies
  • Experiment with new flavored rums, vodkas, and cordials
  • Garnish and serve drinks like a master mixologist
  • Cure hangovers and hiccups
Brewing the World's Great Beers: A Step-By-Step Guide
Brewing the World's Great Beers
A Step-By-Step Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0882667750

Provides step-by-step instructions and 85 recipes for brewing beers which possess authentic Old World flavor.

Great Beers: 700 of the Best from Around the World
Great Beers
700 of the Best from Around the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0756657989

Experience the best of all the worlds' beers, from bitters, lagers, Belgian beers, and weissbiers, to stouts, porters, fruit beers, real ales, and more

"Great Beers" features more than 700 beers from 350 breweries worldwide, hand-picked by a team of local experts. Brewery details, histories, recommendations, and tasting notes make this an essential book for beer lovers everywhere.

Whether you're going to Munich, Prague, or your local pub or bar, "Great Beers" is the ideal beer guide to take on your travels.

Beer Cocktails: 50 Superbly Crafted Cocktails That Liven Up Your Lagers and Ales
Beer Cocktails
50 Superbly Crafted Cocktails That Liven Up Your Lagers and Ales
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558327312

The beer cocktail trend has been with us for several years now, and, according to a host of print and online sources, it continues to grow vigorously. Frank Bruni in The New York Times reports that beer cocktails are number-one sellers in many top establishments, such as the restaurant WD-50 in New York, and also that their subtle qualities and intriguing flavors have convinced him to rethink his own former aversion to beer-drinking. Despite the popularity of the trend, Beer Cocktails is the first book devoted to the subject. Among the fifty recipes are some classic beer cocktails that predate the trend, such as the Radler, from Bavaria; Mexico's Michelada, a "warm ale flip" from Colonial America; and the most famous of all, the Black & Tan. The emphasis, however, is on newer creations, both the author's own - he is the creator of the respected blog Beyond the Shadow of a Stout (shadowofastout.com) - and ones inspired by cutting-edge bartenders from coast to coast. The four recipe chapters cover pale and American-style beers; Belgian-style beers; stouts and porters; and black and brown ales, plus a wide range of spirits and liqueurs that complement the beer bases perfectly. Front matter answers any questions that rookies or pros might have - does a beer cocktail belong in a mug or stein, or in a cocktail glass? - and dozens of color photographs make these soul-warming, vibrant drinks sing on the page.

The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook
The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688177603

Rum is hot. Rum is cool. Rum can be sipped, savored, and cooked in ways limited only by your imagination. Rum has an island flavor on its own over ice with a wedge of lime, or it can be something more, as it is in these sophisticated recipes by W. Park Kerr, author of The El Paso Chile Company Margarita Cookbook.

Rumba over to the bar and break out your cocktail shaker and hula-girl glasses. Whether you are looking for a classic rum drink like a pina colada or a mai tai or a new concoction such as a Banana Monkey or a Blue Lagoon, The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook offers the ultimate rum recipes in these tropically colorful pages. Want to add some punch to the rest of your party? Recipes include Luau Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Coconut-Rum Shrimp with Curried Peanut Dipping Sauce, and other spiked suggestions for marinades, sauces, and main dishes. And be sure to save room for dessert. There's Island Spice Flan and a Pineapple and Bananas Foster. Not sure which type of rum--light, gold, dark, or beyond--to use? It's all explained in one user-friendly section.

So if you don't want your next party to end up ho-hum, try a little rum.

Home Beermaking: The Complete Beginner's Guide
Home Beermaking
The Complete Beginner's Guide
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0960531815
I'll Drink to That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World's Most Popular Wine
I'll Drink to That
Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World's Most Popular Wine
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592403204

The remarkable saga of the wine and people of Beaujolais and Georges Duboeuf, the peasant lad who brought both world recognition.
Every third week of November, wine shops around the world announce aLe Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivA(c)a and in a few short weeks, over seven million bottles are sold and drunk. Although often scorned by the wine worldas snob set, the annual delivery of each yearas new Beaujolais wine brings a welcome ray of sunshine to a morose November from New York to Tokyo. The surprising Cinderella tale behind the success of Beaujolais Nouveau captures not just the story of a wine but also the history of a fascinating region. At the heart of this fairy tale is the peasant wine grower named Georges Duboeuf, whose rise as the undisputed king of Beaujolais reads like a combination of suspenseful biography and luscious armchair travel.
Iall Drink to That transports us to the unique corner of France where medieval history still echoes and where the smallholder peasants who made Beaujolais wines on their farms battled against the contempt of the entrenched Burgundy and Bordeaux establishment. With two bottles of wine in his bikeas saddlebag, young Duboeuf set out to revolutionize the stodgy wine business, becoming the richest and most famous individual wine dealer in France. But this is more than one manas success story. As The Perfectionist used Bernard Loiseau to tell the layered history of French haute cuisine, here Chelminski uses Duboeufas story to paint the portrait of the often endearing, sometimes maddening but always interesting inhabitants of a little-known corner of France, offering at the same time a witty, panoramic view of the history of French winemaking.

The Book of Beer Pong: The Official Guide to the Sport of Champions
The Book of Beer Pong
The Official Guide to the Sport of Champions
Paperback      ISBN: 0811866327

As any discriminating player will tell you, Beer Pong is not a fad-it's a True Sport of Champions. What is beer pong? Mash together ping pong, basketball, and darts, add copious amounts of cold beer and heated competition, and youre getting close. The creators of CollegeStories.com, GetBombed.com, and the Official Bombed Beer Pong Kit have written the first and only guide to the worldwide craze. Featuring everything from basic etiquette to expert techniques, tactics for smack talk, cutting-edge ball grips and flight paths, and tips for hosting a tournament, this invaluable tome will make anyone a champion of this burgeoning sport. So, drink up and game on

The Homebrewer's Companion
The Homebrewer's Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0060584734

The essential handbook for the advanced brewer from America's #1 expert on homebrewing

The Homebrewer's Companion is for brewers who have read The Complete Joy of Hombrewing and discovered the fun and rewards of brewing their own beer and are now ready for more in-depth information. Papazian covers all areas of the process and answers commonly-asked questions that aris. The book includes detailed charts and tables, the latest techniques and equipment information, and new 60 recipes.

The Pope of Wine: The biography of Alexis Lichine
The Pope of Wine
The biography of Alexis Lichine
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0615345174

As the Aide de Corps for General Eisenhower during World War II Alexis's friendship triumphed all the way through Ike's Presidency of the United States. Alexis was the personal friend of Grace Kelly's and vacationed in Barbados and Haiti with Barbara Walters. Always in the mix with wine visionaries such as Robert Mondavi of Napa Valley, Baron Phillippe Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux France, or entertaining at his Chateau with his third wife the famous actress Arlene Dahl, Alexis seemed at home in a life style that most people would die for. He lived in a plush mansion in New York City and enjoyed his vacations at his beach house in the Caribbean. He owned and managed Chateaux Prieure Lichine and Chateau Lascombes in Bordeaux and three vineyards in Burgundy France. Alexis and four partners purchased the Chateau Prieure in 1951 for sixteen thousand dollars. The immigrant from Russia, would build the Prieure to such stature that his son Sasha would sell it in 1999 for twenty-eight million dollars.

Through all of his adult life the wine industry was his pulpit. From introducing gas driven tractors to replace mules and horses for cultivation in the Bordeaux vineyards, to bottling small batches of wine, Alexis Lichine was unbelievably ahead of the wine curve. He literally changed the face of advertising (and ruffled many feathers in Bordeaux) as he installed the first outdoor billboard campaign proudly promoting his own Chateaux and tasting rooms. He was so influential in the wine .business that he convinced the California wine makers early on to use varietal names on their wine labels such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir instead of European copied names such as Sauterne and Rhine wine. Add to this mix were three comprehensive wine books under his penmanship.