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
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.
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.
An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
Paperback ISBN: 1603420894
A celebration of the world's most popular beverage spotlights more than fifty international beer styles, revealing how each brew is affected by recipe formulation, brewhouse procedures, yeasts, fermentations, carbonation, filtration, packaging, and other factors and including information on taste and aroma characteristics, historical and regional facts, food pairings, and more. Original.
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
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.
Whiskey & Spirits for Dummies
Paperback ISBN: 0470117699
Would you like to better appreciate fine distilled spirits? Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies is your complete guide to selecting and enjoying this family of noble beverages, flavor by flavor. From whiskey, rum, and brandy to vodka, gin, and cordials, this handy reference traces the history of distilled spirits, explains how they are made, and shows you how to evaluate, serve, and savor them. Ever wonder why the Irish spell it “whiskey” and the Scottish “whisky”? This friendly book tells you as it reveals where the first whiskeys — or “dark” spirits — originated and how they came to the United States. It also explores the origins of clear spirits and the different varieties of each. You’ll compare American and European vodkas, see how to make the new and improved all-purpose Martini, and follow the spread of flavored rums across the globe. A slew of sidebars give you fascinating tidbits of information about these spirits. You’ll also discover how to: - Become a sophisticated taster - Shop for the best spirits - Select the right mixers - Use spirits in cooking - Make ten classic cocktails - Choose and taste cordials and liqueurs - Know the nutrients in one serving of each type of distilled spirit - Present spirits to guests - Set up tasting events at home This thorough guide also features recipes for cooking with spirits, offering menu choices such as entrees, vegetables, and desserts that all include at least one type of spirit. Complete with an appendix of craft distillers across the United States, Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies will give you the knowledge and hands-on guidance you need to become a connoisseur of such greats as fine Scotch, Bourbon, and Cognac in no time!
Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Paperback ISBN: 0060899220
A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine—now with all-new, never-before-published material
The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing
Paperback ISBN: 0380763664
Stouts, ales, lagers, porters, bitters, pilseners, specialtybeers, and meads. . .they're all remarkably easy to make! WithThe New Complete Joy of Home Brewing -- acclaimed by criticsand amateur brewmeisters alike as the best and most authoritative guide on the market -- you can learn to make beer just the way you like it! And it's fun! Whether you prefer a richer, creamier head, a more flavorsome, full-bodied brew, or a sparkling, sweeter ale -- from the lightest lager to the darkest stout -- as a home brewer you can make them all and even keg your own like the beer masters of old! Simple, Easy-to-Follow Sections on: Getting your home brewery together: the basics -- malt, hops, yeast and water 10 easy lessons to making your first bubbling batch of beer Brewing exciting world-class styles of beer that will impress and delight your friends Using fruit, honey and herbs for a spicier, feistier brew Brewing with malt extracts for an unlimited range of strengths and flavors. . .and much, much more! Plus: A complete home brewer's glossary; a fascinating look at the history of beer; details about the advanced world of all-grain and mash extract brewing; growing your own hops; more than 50 fantastic recipes-from Cherry Fever Stout to Monkey's Paw Brown Ale. Over 80 Illustrations -- Contains New Up-to-Date Information!