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The Complete Joy of Home Brewing
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.
Drink This: Wine Made Simple
Drink This
Wine Made Simple
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0345511654
Counsels beginning-level oenophiles on how to cultivate wine knowledge by developing one's personal tastes, in a Q&A guide by a four-time James Beard Award-winning journalist that explores such topics as basic wine styles, ordering wines in restaurants and how to identify good vintages.
Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut And Unfiltered Story Of American Whiskey
Bourbon, Straight
The Uncut And Unfiltered Story Of American Whiskey
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0975870300
The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine
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.
Absinthe: History in a Bottle
History in a Bottle
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0877014868
Explores the history of the potent liqueur, popular with many nineteenth-century artists and writers, from its first use as a medicine in ancient Greece to its prohibition before World War I
How to Taste: A Guide to Enjoying Wine
How to Taste
A Guide to Enjoying Wine
Hardcover      ISBN: 1416596658
In a revised edition of the wine staple, an award-winning wine expert shares the secrets of her craft, offering readers an accessible, illustrated guide to a wide range of vintages and grape varieties, with updated information on popular wines, winemakers, up-and-coming wine regions, and wine styles. 25,000 first printing.
The Brewmaster's Bible: The Gold Standard for Home Brewers
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 Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
The Billionaire's Vinegar
The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0307338770
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 Ch�teau Lafite Bordeaux for $156,000, the mysterious background of the wine, and the enigmatic wine collector who discoverd the bottle, once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, in a bricked-up Paris cellar. 100,000 first printing.
Food And Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast
Food And Booze
A Tin House Literary Feast
Hardcover      ISBN: 0977312771
Food and Booze celebrates seven years of delicious writing culled from Tin House’s “Readable Feast” and “Blithe Spirit” departments. The pieces, contributed by some of the finest fiction and nonfiction writers working today, range from the humorous to the lyrical, recipes to rhapsodies, the historic to the personal, and from humble to haute cuisine. All share one common feature: the superb writing readers have come to expect from the magazine, the only literary journal with its own martini recipe.
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