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.
A Pint of Plain
Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub
Hardcover ISBN: 0802717012
A tribute to the traditional Irish pub as a symbol of a disappearing Irish culture describes the author's challenging search for a classic pub that does not rely on modern forms of entertainment, traces the evolution of the Irish Pub Company chain in foreign countries, and explores the role of Irish music and drunk-driving laws on affecting pub success.
Great Wine Made Simple
Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier
Hardcover ISBN: 076790477x
An international wine expert offers a common-sense approach to wine appreciation that describes different wines from around the world and presents a series of simple tasting lessons to help readers identify the wines that they like and find it on a menu or shelf.
Mad About Mead!
Nectar of the Gods
Paperback ISBN: 1567186831
Savor the flavor of the nectar of the gods as you learn the history, lore, and techniques for brewing a variety of honey wines inMad about Mead by Pamela Spence. You may have heard about mead, but have you ever tasted its many varieties? If you hold a goblet of mead under your nose and breathe in its honeyed fragrance, you will almost hear the bees and smell the flowers that gave birth to this divine drink. Mad about Mead begins by sharing the lore of this wine. You'll discover its ancient history and how it has been used in a wide variety of rituals around the world, including puberty rituals, marriage rites, and baptism practices. If you like mead, just reading about its history isn't enough. You need to know how to make mead yourself. That's whereMad about Mead excels. If you want to make mead, this book is a must. It features: ·Complete home-brewing directions ·Recipes for different meads for every season ·What equipment you'll need and how to use it ·Step-by-step illustrations and easy instructions to make delicious, traditional meads ·Resources to find the supplies you'll need ·Expert tips from the founder of the American Mead Association Even if you've never brewed wine before, you can make delicious mead on your first try. After you drink one mead, you'll want to try the other flavors (more than a dozen) from the recipes included in this book. If you like mead or are ready to be enchanted by its divine flavor, you can learn to make your own delectable batches of this fermented honey elixir by readingMad about Mead.
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.
The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook
Hardcover ISBN: 0688177603
Presents a collection of rum-flavored fare, including drinks and cocktails, desserts, marinades, and sauces, highlighting such recipes as Classic Hot Buttered Rums, Luau Baby Back Ribs, Rum Marinated Shrimp Skewers, and Spice Island Flan.
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.