The Everyday Drinking
The Distilled Kingsley Amis
Hardcover ISBN: 1596915285
A celebratory volume of writings by the late author of Lucky Jim includes favorite pieces on such topics as hangovers, food-and-drink combinations, and (presumably) how to avoid getting drunk, in a collection complemented by cocktail recipes. 30,000 first printing.
The Billionaire's Vinegar
The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
Paperback ISBN: 0307338789
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 Château Lafite Bordeaux for $156,000, the mysterious background of the wine, and the enigmatic wine collector who discovered the bottle, once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, in a bricked-up Paris cellar. Reprint.
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.
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
700 of the Best from Around the World
Paperback ISBN: 0756657989
A full-color, illustrated guide features more than 700 beers from 350 breweries around the world--from bitters, lagers, Belgian beers and weissbiers to stouts, porters, fruit beers, ales and more--including brewery details, histories, recommendations and tasting notes. Original.
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.
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.
From the Earth to the Table
John Ash's Wine Country Cuisine
Paperback ISBN: 0811854795
This beloved cookbook is now available in a handsome paperback edition. Completely revised and updated with 45 all-new recipes, each delicious dish reflects acclaimed chef John Ash's commitment to sustainable agriculture and his love of fresh fruits and vegetables. More than 300 recipes, inspired by the California Wine Country featuring soups, salads, pastas, pizza, risottos, poultry, fish, meats, vegetarian courses, desserts, breads, and more include wine recommendations and abundant tips on how to incorporate everything from chipotle chiles to persimmons into delectable meals. This is a time-honored classic, sure to continue enticing cooks for years to come.