The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine
Hardcover ISBN: 0688057497
Bespaloff has revised Schoonmaker's classic reference (first published in 1964). California and Australia have new entries. Some 500 entries are new to this edition. Gives pronunciations, but, unfortunately, this with the entry is printed in a pale green ink some artsy designer has wasted money on two-color printing to violate the first commandment of reference books, "thou shalt not be illegible". Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The Artistry of Mixing Drinks
Hardcover ISBN: 1558598537
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just relaxing with a cocktail, let world-renowned bartender Charles Schumann be your guide to mixing masterful libations. American Bar—the most authoritative cocktail book ever published—provides all the information the cocktail lover or professional bartender needs to serve up the perfect drink. Inside American Bar you'll find: Recipes for more than 500 drinks, listed alphabetically An easy-to-use drink index arranged by drink categories The fascinating history and names of leading brands of all the major cocktail components A handy guide to bartending equipment A glossary of international bar terms and measurements Illustrated with hundreds of delightful 1930s-style line drawings by Günter Mattei, this exceptionally handsome book is an indispensable companion to home or professional entertaining.
See, Mix, Drink
A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Crafting the World's Most Popular Cocktails
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0316176710
Have you tried mixing a Mojito? What about a Rusty Nail? Or a Cosmopolitan? With See Mix Drink, the first-ever cocktail book to offer instruction through info-graphics, making the drinks you love at home is as easy as, well, See, Mix, Drink. This unique, illustrated guide graphically demonstrates how to make 100 of today's most popular cocktails. For each drink, color-coded ingredients are displayed in a line drawing of the appropriate glassware, alongside a pie chart that spells out the drink's composition by volume for intuitive mixing. No other cocktail book is this easy or fun. Instantly understandable 1-2-3 steps show exactly how each drink is prepared, and anecdotes, pronunciation guides, and photographs of the finished drinks will turn newbie bartenders into instant mixologists.
The Brewmaster's Bible
The Gold Standard for Home Brewers
Paperback ISBN: 0060952164
The Beer Renaissance is in full swing, and home brewing has never been more popular. According to the American Homebrewers Association, there are currently 1.2 million home brewers in the country, and their numbers keep rising. Tired of the stale ale, bland beer and lackadaisical lagers mass-produced by the commercial labels, Americans are discovering the many advantages of brewing their own batch of that beloved beverage: superior aroma, color, body and flavor. For both amateur alchemists eager to tap into this burgeoning field and seasoned zymurgists looking to improve their brews, The Brewmaster's Bible is the ultimate resource. Its features include: Updated data on liquid yeasts, which have become a hot topic for brewers; 30 recipes in each of the classic beer styles of Germany, Belgium, Britain and the U.S.; extensive profiles of grains, malts, adjuncts, additives and sanitizers; recipe formulation charts in an easy-to-read spreadsheet format; detailed water analyses for more than 25 cities and 6 bottled waters; directories to hundreds of shops; and much more.
Blood and Wine
The Unauthorized Story of the Gallo Wine Empire
Hardcover ISBN: 0671649868
A portrait of the Gallos uncovers the existence of the family's black sheep, Joseph jr.--Ernest and Julio's younger brother--and probes into why he was denied his third of the winery
I'll Drink to That
Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World's Most Popular Wine
Hardcover ISBN: 1592403204
Shares the unlikely Cinderella story of the Beaujolais region's rise in world recognition for its highly popular wine, tracing the story of wine grower Georges Duboeuf and his transition from a smallholder peasant to one of France's wealthiest wine dealers. 30,000 first printing.
An Inquiry into the Mystery of Zinfandel
Paperback ISBN: 0805020934
The author explores the obscure history of zinfandel wines, describing the ascension of California's "mystery grape" to a product worthy of worldwide attention, and relates many of his own wine-making experiences