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ADV ON THE WINE ROUTE

ADVENTURES ON THE WINE ROUTE

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The newly designed twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic volume, brought up-to-date

"Wine is, above all, about pleasure. Those who make it ponderous make it dull . . . If you keep an open mind and take each wine on its own terms, there is a world of magic to discover." So wrote the renowned wine expert Kermit Lynch in the introduction to Adventures on the Wine Route, his ultimate tour of France, especially its wine cellars. The "magic" of wine is Lynch's subject as he takes the reader on a singular journey through the Loire, Bordeaux, the Languedoc, Provence, northern and southern Rhone, and Burgundy. In Adventures on the Wine Route, the wine lover will find wisdom without a trace of pretension and hype. As Victor Hazan wrote, "In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read."

Praise for Lynch and for Adventures on the Wine Route has not ceased since the book's initial publication a quarter century ago. In 2007, The New York Times called it "one of the finest American books on wine." And in June 2012, The Wall Street Journal proclaimed it "the best book on the wine business." Full of vivid portraits of French vintners, memorable evocations of the French countryside, and, of course, vibrant descriptions of French wines, this new edition of Adventures on the Wine Route updates a modern classic for our times.

BAR BOOK: ELEMENTS OF COCKTAIL

BAR BOOK: ELEMENTS OF COCKTAIL

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Looking to impress your family and guests with your cocktails? Look no further than this cocktail recipe book, The Bar Book - Bartending and mixology for the home cocktail enthusiast.Learn the key techniques of bartending and mixology from a master: Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail and bartender book out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into bar essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks.

Over 60 of the best drink recipes: The Bar Book contains more than 60 cocktail recipes that employ the techniques you will learn in this craft cocktail book. Each technique is illustrated with how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance.

Bartending and mixology techniques include the best practices for:

  • Juicing
  • Garnishing
  • Carbonating
  • Stirring and shaking
  • Choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink
  • And, much more

  • If you found PTD Cocktail Book, 12 Bottle Bar, The Joy of Mixology, Death and Co., and Liquid Intelligence to be helpful among bartending and mixology books, you will find Jeffrey Morgenthaler's The Bar Book to be an essential bartender book.

    BE YOUR OWN BARTENDER: A SUREF

    BE YOUR OWN BARTENDER: A SUREF

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    It's a quandary shared by adventurous and indecisive drinkers alike: What should I drink tonight?

    Here to answer that question is Be Your Own Bartender. Through more than a dozen flowcharts, the book poses a series of questions designed to lead readers to their ideal drink. With more than 151 original recipes, there's a cocktail for every mood, taste, and occasion.

    Are you after something tequila-based or gin-based? Do you like gin or really like gin? Are you ready to break out the muddler? And is your night winding down or just getting started? Whatever the answers, Be Your Own Bartender leads you to your destination--a cocktail effectively designed just for you. With some drinks that are truly adventurous and others that are friendlier to the cocktail novice, every recipe is created with the home bartender in mind.

    Divided into chapters by spirit--with bonus flowcharts for brunch drinks, holiday parties, and true cocktail nerds--Be Your Own Bartender is the best way to discover the perfect cocktail for you, in a journey as user-friendly as it is fun.

    DRUNKEN BOTANIST: THE PLANTS T

    DRUNKEN BOTANIST: THE PLANTS T

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    The Essential, New York Times-Bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze

    "A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants."--NPR's Morning Edition

    "Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous." --The New York Times

    Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.

    Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs--but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.

    This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology--with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners--will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

    Grow Your Own Tea: The Complete Guide to Cultivating, Harvesting, and Preparing

    Grow Your Own Tea: The Complete Guide to Cultivating, Harvesting, and Preparing

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    "Plant a tea plant and watch it grow! Grow Your Own Tea is truly a masterpiece how-to guide to cultivating and enjoying the sacred leaf. It will delight even the armchair gardener and casual tea lover." --James Norwood Pratt, author of James Norwood Pratt's Tea Dictionary

    Tea lovers, make a fresh pot, sit down with this delightful guide, and discover the joys of growing and processing your own tea at home. Tea farmer Christine Parks and enthusiast Susan Walcott cover it all from growing tea plants and harvesting leaves, to the distinct processes that create each tea's signature flavors.

    In this comprehensive handbook, you'll discover tea's ancient origins, learn about the single plant that produces white, green, oolong, and black teas, and discover step-by-step instructions for plucking, withering, and rolling. Simple recipes that highlight the flavor of tea and creative uses for around the home round out this must-read for tea fans.

    HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 6 GLAS

    HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 6 GLAS

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    The New York Times Bestseller

    "There aren't many books this entertaining that also provide a cogent crash course in ancient, classical and modern history." --Los Angeles Times

    Beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola: In Tom Standage's deft, innovative account of world history, these six beverages turn out to be much more than just ways to quench thirst. They also represent six eras that span the course of civilization--from the adoption of agriculture, to the birth of cities, to the advent of globalization. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century through each epoch's signature refreshment. As Standage persuasively argues, each drink is in fact a kind of technology, advancing culture and catalyzing the intricate interplay of different societies. After reading this enlightening book, you may never look at your favorite drink in quite the same way again.

    JOY OF HOME DISTILLING: THE UL

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    Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time

    Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time

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    From the James Beard Award-winning author of Bitters and Amaro comes this poignant, funny, and often elegiac exploration of the question, What is the last thing you'd want to drink before you die?, with bartender profiles, portraits, and cocktail recipes.

    JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE

    Everyone knows the parlor game question asked of every chef and food personality in countless interviews: What is the last meal you'd want to eat before you die? But what does it look like when you pose the question to bartenders? In Last Call, James Beard Award-winning author Brad Thomas Parsons gathers the intriguing responses from a diverse range of bartenders around the country, including Guido Martelli at the Palizzi Social Club in Philadelphia (he chooses an extra-dry Martini), Joseph Stinchcomb at Saint Leo in Oxford, Mississippi (he picks the Last Word, a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail that's now a cult favorite), and Natasha David at Nitecap in New York City (she would be sipping an extra-salty Margarita). The resulting interviews and essays reveal a personal portrait of some of the country's top bartenders and their favorite drinks, while over 40 cocktail recipes and stunning photography make this a keepsake for barflies and cocktail enthusiasts of all stripes.

    Praise for Last Call

    "[Parsons] captures the people and places through stunning photographs and prose. Like a perfectly balanced cocktail, it is equal parts cocktail recipes, travelogue and mixtape."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    "Measure equal parts travelogue, tell-all, discography, and cocktail companion--in service of an obituary of all patrons--and you have Last Call; Brad Thomas Parsons's best book yet. Through soulful photos and gritty interviews, he and photographer Ed Anderson capture the rawness, vulnerability, and ecstasy of the metamorphosis between the end of a guest's night and the beginning of a bartender's."--Jim Meehan, author of Meehan's Bartender Manual and The PDT Cocktail Book

    "This book is a delight. Last Call shows us the sense of community evoked by bartenders across the country, whose wisdom and tenderness are captured here both in words and beautiful photographs. It made me--an erstwhile bartender and faithful customer--happy to remember that we all have nights when we unexpectedly hear the words 'last call, ' and that noble and fascinating bartenders are out there waiting to share it with us."--Alan Cumming

    ON BOOZE

    ON BOOZE

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    First you take a drink, F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories. On Booze gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff into a newly compiled collection taken from The Crack-Up, and other works never before published by New Directions. On Booze portrays The Jazz Age as Fitzgerald experienced it: roaring, rambunctious, and lush with quite a hangover."
    SACRED AND HERBAL HEALING BEER

    SACRED AND HERBAL HEALING BEER

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    The medicinal, spiritual, sacred and ceremonial properties of nearly 200 plants - when used as fermented beverages - are explored in this text. The author explains how fermentation and plant use as medicine and psychotropics have always been companions in life's path, and are part of the exploration of what it is to be human. He also explores the universal beliefs between ancient arid indigenous cultures as to the spirituality and healing power of plants and fermentation.
    TALE OF JOHN BARLEYCORN: OR FR

    TALE OF JOHN BARLEYCORN: OR FR

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    From planting, harvesting, brewing, and celebrating, the ancient British ballad of John Barleycorn anthropomorphically tells the story of how barley is converted into beer. Artist Mary Azarian brings the ballad to life with hand colored woodcuts. For fans of microbreweries, here's a book you've been waiting for; a classic for the intelligent and sophisticated beer drinker. A bathtub beer recipe is included.

    TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD: COCKTAILS

    TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD: COCKTAILS

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    Pour yourself a drink and brush up on your literary knowledge with this clever guidebook that pairs cherished novels with both classic and cutting-edge cocktails. No B.A. in English required!
    From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world's bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring sixty-five delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include:
  • The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
  • The Last of the Mojitos
  • Love in the Time of Kahlua
  • Romeo and Julep
  • A Rum of One's Own
  • Are You There, God? It's Me, Margarita
  • Vermouth the Bell Tolls
  • and more!

  • 2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)
    Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers
    BookPage Best of 2013
    Clue on Jeopardy
    UNCOMMON GROUNDS: THE HISTORY

    UNCOMMON GROUNDS: THE HISTORY

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    The definitive history of the world's most popular drug

    Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes in coffee culture over the past decade, from the disastrous "Coffee Crisis" that caused global prices to plummet to the rise of the Fair Trade movement and the "third-wave" of quality-obsessed coffee connoisseurs. As the scope of coffee culture continues to expand, Uncommon Grounds remains more than ever a brilliantly entertaining guide to the currents of one of the world's favorite beverages.

    WINE SIMPLE

    WINE SIMPLE

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    From the world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, a dynamic, essential wine guide for a new generation

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD52

    Aldo Sohm is one of the most respected and widely lauded sommeliers in the world. He's worked with celebrated chef Eric Ripert as wine director of three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin for over a decade, yet his philosophy and approach to wine is much more casual. Aldo's debut book, Wine Simple, is full of confidence-building infographics and illustrations, an unbeatable depth of knowledge, effusive encouragement, and, most important, strong opinions on wine so you can learn to form your own. Imbued with Aldo's insatiable passion and eagerness to teach others, Wine Simple is accessible, deeply educational, and lively and fun, both in voice and visuals.

    This essential guide begins with the fundamentals of wine in easy-to-absorb hits of information and pragmatic, everyday tips--key varietals and winemaking regions, how to taste, when to save and when to splurge, and how to set up a wine tasting at home. Aldo then teaches you how to take your wine knowledge to the next level and evolve your palate, including techniques on building a "flavor library, " a cheat sheet to good (and great) vintages (and why you shouldn't put everything on the line for them), tips on troubleshooting tricky wines (corked? mousy?), and, for the daring, even how to saber a bottle of champagne. This visual, user-friendly approach will inspire readers to have the confidence, curiosity, and enthusiasm to taste smarter, drink boldly, and dive headfirst fearlessly into the exciting world of wine.

    WORLD ATLAS OF WINE 8TH /E

    WORLD ATLAS OF WINE 8TH /E

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    2020 JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER
    JANCIS ROBINSON - 2020 JAMES BEARD COOKBOOK HALL OF FAME HONOREE
    "The most useful single volume on wine ever published... If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one." - Andrew Jefford, Decanter

    Few wine books can be called classic, but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine.
    To reflect all the changes in the global wine scene over the past six years, the Atlas has grown in size to 416 pages and 22 new maps have been added to the wealth of superb cartography in the book. The text has been given a complete overhaul to address the topics of most vital interest to today's wine-growers and drinkers.
    With beautiful photography throughout, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world's most respected wine-writing duo, have once again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without.
    "The World Atlas of Wine is the single most important reference book on the shelf of any wine student." - Eric Asimov, New York Times

    "Like a good bottle of wine, you'll find yourself going back to it again and again... Perfect for anyone who has a thirst for greater wine knowledge." - Edward Deitch, NBC/today.com

    "The World Atlas of Wine belongs on your shelf... The essential rootstock of any true wine lover's library. A multi-layered snapshot of wine and how it has evolved." - Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
    A "masterwork" and a "must-have" - Food & Wine
    Winner Andre Simon Award Best Drinks Book of 2019

    Shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Wine Book of the Year 2020