Top Beverages & Wine Ebooks

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Bartending Basics: A Complete Beginner's ... - Thomas Morrell Cover Art

Bartending Basics: A Complete Beginner's ...

Bartending Basics: A Complete Beginner's ... by Thomas Morrell

Bartending is a great career path. You can work in resorts, casinos, cruise ships, tropical islands and many other fun and exotic places. You can go just about anywhere in the world and find a job working as a bartender and make good money. This book will help you unlock the door that leads to a rewarding and profitable future. Inside this book you will find lots of information on beer, wine, distilled spirits, mixing drinks, maximizing tips, working in bar, being a professional, responsible bartending, customer service, tools and terminology and finding a bartending job. The author has spent over thirteen years in the industry and has filled this book with relevant information and time tested tips and tricks. This book can help you start your bartending career.

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Wine Folly - Madeline Puckette Cover Art

Wine Folly

Wine Folly The Essential Guide to Wine by Madeline Puckette

The best introductory book on wine to come along in years” ( The Washington Post ) from the creators of the award-winning Wine Folly website Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn’t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.   Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine  will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of the Wine Folly website, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including:    •  Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines.    •  A guide to pairing food and wine.    •  A wine-region section with detailed maps.    •  Practical tips and tricks for serving wine.    •  Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors. Packed with information and encouragement,  Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine  will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.

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Bartending 101

Bartending 101 The Basics of Mixology by Harvard Student Agencies, Inc.

The Essential Bartending Crash Course Do you know how to set up a full bar for that party you're having? How much vermouth to use when your first guest requests a "dry martini on the rocks?" How to measure out a shot of alcohol using the three-count method? You'll find the answers to all of these questions and much more in this indispensable guide. Rather than teaching you recipes for drinks you've never heard of and will never have to make, the authors focus on the fundamentals of bartending--using the tools, learning the terminology and drink mnemonics, and setting up for a cocktail party. This book will transform the most ignorant imbiber into a sauce-slinger extraordinaire, ready to go out and bartend recreationally or professionally. This guide includes: -Basic bar setups, tools, and helpful techniques -Hundreds of recipes for the most popular drinks and punches, from chocolate martinis to salty dogs -New chapters featuring everything a bartender needs to know about beer and wine -A new and improved guide to throwing a fabulous cocktail party -Hints on finding a bartending job -Diagrams, illustrations, and many useful tips throughout.

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The Wine Bible - Karen MacNeil Cover Art

The Wine Bible

The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil

No one can describe a wine like Karen MacNeil.   Comprehensive, entertaining, authoritative, and endlessly interesting, The Wine Bible is a lively course from an expert teacher, grounding the reader deeply in the fundamentals—vine-yards and varietals, climate and terroir, the nine attributes of a wine’s greatness—while layering on tips, informative asides, anecdotes, definitions, photographs, maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Discover how to taste with focus and build a wine-tasting memory. The reason behind Champagne’s bubbles. Italy, the place the ancient Greeks called the land of wine. An oak barrel’s effect on flavor. Sherry, the world’s most misunderstood and underappreciated wine. How to match wine with food—and mood. Plus everything else you need to know to buy, store, serve, and enjoy the world’s most captivating beverage.  

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The World Atlas of Coffee - James Hoffmann Cover Art

The World Atlas of Coffee

The World Atlas of Coffee From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed by James Hoffmann

The worldwide bestseller - 1/4 million copies sold 'Written by a World Barista Champion and co-founder of the great Square Mile roasters in London, this had a lot to live up to and it certainly does. Highly recommended for anyone into their coffee and interested in finding out more about how it's grown, processed and roasted.' ( Amazon customer ) 'Whether you are an industry professional, a home enthusiast or anything in between, I truly believe this is a MUST read.' ( Amazon customer ) 'Informative, well-written and well presented. Coffee table and reference book - a winner' ( Amazon customer ) 'Very impressive. It's amazing how much territory is covered without overwhelming the reader. The abundant photos and images are absolutely coffee-table-worthy, but this book is so much more. I think it would be enjoyable for an obsessed coffee geek or someone who just enjoys their java.' ( Amazon customer ) For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have. Coffee has never been better, or more interesting, than it is today. Coffee producers have access to more varieties and techniques than ever before and we, as consumers, can share in that expertise to make sure the coffee we drink is the best we can find. Where coffee comes from, how it was harvested, the roasting process and the water used to make the brew are just a few of the factors that influence the taste of what we drink. Champion barista and coffee expert James Hoffmann examines these key factors, looking at varieties of coffee, the influence of terroir , how it is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used, through to the way in which the beans are brewed. Country by country - from Bolivia to Zambia - he then identifies key characteristics and the methods that determine the quality of that country's output. Along the way we learn about everything from the development of the espresso machine, to why strength guides on supermarket coffee are really not good news. This is the first book to chart the coffee production of over 35 countries, encompassing knowledge never previously published outside the coffee industry.

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Italian Wine Guide (Guide to the Wines of Italy by Approach Guides) - Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer Cover Art

Italian Wine Guide (Guide to the Wines of Italy by Approach Guides)

Italian Wine Guide (Guide to the Wines of Italy by Approach Guides) by Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer

2022 UPDATE: NEW VINTAGE RATINGS! With nearly 400 grape varieties — representing over one-quarter of the world’s 1400 that produce wine in commercial quantities — Italy offers something new and engaging for even the most passionate wine drinker. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as these grapes reveal distinctive styles depending on where they are grown. This guidebook makes sense of this complex landscape, allowing you to find your favorites and appreciate them in an even deeper way. (2019 update includes new vintage ratings) What’s in this wine guide: ★ A region-by-region review. This Approach Guide provides a high-level review of each of Italy’s regions, its red and white grape varieties, the denominations in which these grapes reach their highest expressions and the flavors wines typically exhibit. A short list of leading wine producers is also provided. ★ Vintage ratings. We offer a straightforward vintage ratings table that lays out the best and most challenging years for wine production in Italy. ★ A distinctive approach. This guidebook’s approach is unique: rather than tell you what specific bottle of wine to order by providing individual bottle reviews, it gives you the information you require to make informed wine choices on any list. ★ Recommendations. We mark our favorite appellations with asterisks (*) — our selections have a record for providing quality, consistency and good values. ★ Information the way you like it. As with all of our guides, this book is optimized for intuitive, quick navigation; information is organized into bullet points to make absorption easy; trademark features of grapes and denominations are front and center. Publisher note: This wine guide is focused on wine education, highlighting the unique aspects of Italy's wine growing regions and grape varieties; this guide does not profile specific producers or rate individual wines. ABOUT APPROACH GUIDES Wine guides for the ultra curious, Approach Guides takes an in depth look at a wine region's grapes, appellations, and vintages to help you discover wines that meet your preferences. PRAISE FOR APPROACH GUIDES Compulsive (and compulsively informed) travelers, the Raezers are the masterminds behind the downloadable Approach Guides, which are filled with a university course-worth of history and insights for 62 destinations worldwide. WHY WE LOVE IT: The Raezers share our desire for deep, well-researched information on the wonders of the world.

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Judgment of Paris - George M Taber Cover Art

Judgment of Paris

Judgment of Paris California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine by George M Taber

The only reporter present at the mythic Paris Tasting of 1976—a blind tasting where a panel of esteemed French judges chose upstart California wines over France’s best—for the first time introduces the eccentric American winemakers and records the tremendous aftershocks of this historic event that changed forever the world of wine. The Paris Tasting of 1976 will forever be remembered as the landmark event that transformed the wine industry. At this legendary contest—a blind tasting—a panel of top French wine experts shocked the industry by choosing unknown California wines over France’s best. George M. Taber, the only reporter present, recounts this seminal contest and its far-reaching effects, focusing on three gifted unknowns behind the winning wines: a college lecturer, a real estate lawyer, and a Yugoslavian immigrant. With unique access to the main players and a contagious passion for his subject, Taber renders this historic event and its tremendous aftershocks—repositioning the industry and sparking a golden age for viticulture across the globe. With an eclectic cast of characters and magnificent settings, Judgment of Paris is an illuminating tale and a story of the entrepreneurial spirit of the new world conquering the old.

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Vino Italiano - Joseph Bastianich & David Lynch Cover Art

Vino Italiano

Vino Italiano The Regional Wines of Italy by Joseph Bastianich & David Lynch

At one time, Italian wines conjured images of cheap Chianti in straw-wrapped bottles. More recently, expensive “Super Tuscans” have been the rage. But between these extremes lay a bounty of delicious, moderately priced wines that belong in every wine drinker’s repertoire. Vino Italiano is the only comprehensive and authoritative American guide to the wines of Italy. It surveys the country’s wine-producing regions; identifies key wine styles, producers, and vintages; and offers delicious regional recipes. Extensive reference materials—on Italy’s 300 growing zones, 361 authorized grape varieties, and 200 of the top producers—provide essential information for restaurateurs and wine merchants, as well as for wine enthusiasts. Beautifully illustrated as well as informative, Vino Italiano is the perfect invitation to the Italian wine experience.

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2022 Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide - Jane Nickles Cover Art

2022 Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide

2022 Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide by Jane Nickles

An educational resource published by the Society of Wine Educators. Intended for use by candidates preparing to take the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Exam.

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Imbibism - Ryan Musch Cover Art

Imbibism

Imbibism by Ryan Musch

Bartending is easy. Being a good bartender isn't. This book is designed to help you be a better bartender with easy to understand language from one bartender to you. Imbibism dives into a lot of topics to get your feet wet and gain a basic understanding of all things bar. The book includes a brief history of alcohol, how to understand and mix spirits, making drinks and understanding the "how" and "why". If you are a beginner or intermediate bartender or just thinking about becoming one, this was written for you.

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A Rainbow of Smoothie Bowls - Leigh Weingus Cover Art

A Rainbow of Smoothie Bowls

A Rainbow of Smoothie Bowls 100 Wholesome and Vibrant Blended Creations by Leigh Weingus

Discover the coolest new trend for healthy eating based on the delicious açaí bowl of Brazil and Hawaii. Featuring seventy-five amazing creations and more than forty gorgeous full-color photos,  A Rainbow of Smoothie Bowls  serves up flavorful treats that are as nutritious as they are beautiful. Follow the recipes in this book to combine colorful fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds into delicious bowls, including:Strawberry Lemonade BowlNutty Avocado Raspberry BowlVery Berry Mango BowlPeach Cobbler BowlApple Pie BowlMint Chocolate Chip BowlMatcha Vanilla BowlBlueberry Watermelon Kiwi Bowl “Smoothie bowls are having a moment. Today’s iterations are not only blended, but stirred, mixed and topped with fresh and dried ingredients that dial up taste and texture . . . Concoctions combine colorful fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, spices and superfoods.” — WellSpa 360 “This colorful book features 40-plus drool-worthy photos . . . With simple blends that combine fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds, you’ll become a quick study in smoothie bowls like Matcha Vanilla, Blueberry Watermelon Kiwi, and Nutty Avocado Raspberry in no time at all.” — Brit + Co

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Cocktail Codex - Alex Day, Nick Fauchald & David Kaplan Cover Art

Cocktail Codex

Cocktail Codex Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions [A Cocktail Recipe Book] by Alex Day, Nick Fauchald & David Kaplan

From the authors of the bestselling and genre-defining cocktail book  Death & Co ,  Cocktail Codex  is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that employs the authors’ unique “root cocktails” approach to give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails. JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD® FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE “There are only six cocktails.” So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co. In  Cocktail Codex , these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the “root recipes,” six easily identifiable (and memorizable!) templates that encompass  all  cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each “family,” you'll understand why some cocktails work and others don't, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you're missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to—or invent—if you want to try something new.   Praise for Cocktail Codex   “Learn the template, and any cocktail you can think of is within reach.” — Food & Wine “Too bad all college textbooks weren’t this much fun.” — Garden & Gun “A must for amateur and pro mixologists alike.” — Chicago Tribune   “If Dora the Explorer turned twenty-one, split herself into three people, and decided to write the Magna Carta of booze books, this would be the result. And, unlike every other book you’ll read this year, Cocktail Codex is packed with actual knowledge you can use in the real world. Please, please, can Cinema Codex be next?” —Steven Soderbergh, filmmaker

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Death & Co - David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald & Alex Day Cover Art

Death & Co

Death & Co Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald & Alex Day

The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world.   Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry award—including America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention. Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staff—the best in the industry—Death & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern era’s most iconic drinks, such as the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Naked and Famous, and the Conference.  Destined to become a definitive reference on craft cocktails,  Death & Co  features more than 500 of the bar’s most innovative and sought-after cocktails. But more than just a collection of recipes,  Death & Co  is also a complete cocktail education, with information on the theory and philosophy of drink making, a complete guide to buying and using spirits, and step-by-step instructions for mastering key bartending techniques. Filled with beautiful, evocative photography; illustrative charts and infographics; and colorful essays about the characters who fill the bar each night;  Death & Co —like its namesake bar—is bold, elegant, and setting the pace for mixologists around the world.

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Magnolia Table, Volume 2 - Joanna Gaines Cover Art

Magnolia Table, Volume 2

Magnolia Table, Volume 2 A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

#1 New York Times Bestseller Following the launch of her #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook, Magnolia Table, and seeing her family’s own sacred dishes being served at other families’ tables across the country, Joanna Gaines gained a deeper commitment to the value of food being shared. This insight inspired Joanna to get back in the kitchen and start from scratch, pushing herself beyond her comfort zone to develop new recipes for her family, and yours, to gather around. Magnolia Table, Volume 2 is filled with 145 new recipes from her own home that she shares with husband Chip and their five kids, and from the couple’s restaurant, Magnolia Table; Silos Baking Co; and new coffee shop, Magnolia Press. From breakfast to dinner, plus breads, soups, and sides, Magnolia Table, Volume 2 gives readers abundant reasons to gather together. The book is beautifully photographed and filled with dishes you’ll want to bring into your own home, including: Mushroom-Gruyére QuichePumpkin Cream Cheese BreadGrilled Bruschetta ChickenZucchini-Squash StrataChicken-Pecan-Asparagus CasseroleStuffed Pork LoinLemon-Lavender TartMagnolia Press Chocolate Cake

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Wine Folly: Magnum Edition - Madeline Puckette & Justin Hammack Cover Art

Wine Folly: Magnum Edition

Wine Folly: Magnum Edition The Master Guide by Madeline Puckette & Justin Hammack

JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER The expanded wine guide from the creators of Wine Folly, packed with new information for devotees and newbies alike. Wine Folly became a sensation for its inventive, easy-to-digest approach to learning about wine. Now in a new, expanded hardcover edition, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the perfect guide for anyone looking to take his or her wine knowledge to the next level. Wine Folly: Magnum Edition includes: more than 100 grapes and wines color-coded by style so you can easily find new wines you'll love;a wine region explorer with detailed maps of the top wine regions, as well as up-and-coming areas such as Greece and Hungary;wine labeling and classification 101 for wine countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Austria;an expanded food and wine pairing section;a primer on acidity and tannin--so you can taste wine like a pro;more essential tips to help you cut through the complexity of the wine world and become an expert. Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the must-have book for the millions of fans of Wine Folly and for any budding oenophile who wants to boost his or her wine knowledge in a practical and fun way. It's the ultimate gift for any wine lover.

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Whisky: The Manual

Whisky: The Manual by Dave Broom

This highly accessible and enjoyable guide is full of practical and fascinating information about how to enjoy whisky. All whisky styles are covered, including (just whisper it) blends. Along the way a good few myths are exploded, including the idea that whisky has to be taken neat. In 'What to Drink', Dave Broom explores flavour camps - how to understand a style of whisky - and moves on to provide extensive tasting notes of the major brands, demonstrating whisky's extraordinary diversity. In 'How to Drink', he sets out how to enjoy whisky in myriad ways - using water and mixers, from soda to green tea; and in cocktails, from the Manhattan to the Rusty Nail. He even looks at pairing whisky and food. In this spirited, entertaining and no-nonsense guide, world-renowned expert Dave Broom dispels the mysteries of whisky and unlocks a whole host of exciting possibilities for this magical drink.

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Quick & Easy Thai

Quick & Easy Thai 70 Everyday Recipes by Nancie McDermott

Now busy home cooks can bring the fantastic flavors of Thai cuisine into the kitchen with a simple trip to the grocery store. Nancie McDermott, experienced cook, teacher, and author of the best-selling cookbook Real Thai, presents this collection of 70 delicious recipes that focus on easy-to-find ingredients and quick cooking methods to whip up traditional Thai. With recipes like Crying Tiger Grilled Beef, Grilled Shrimp and Scallops with Lemongrass, Sticky Rice with Mangoes, and Thai Iced Tea, along with McDermott's highly practical array of shortcuts, substitutions, and time-saving techniques, anyone can prepare home-cooked authentic Thai meals—as often as they like.

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Whiskey: A Tasting Course - Eddie Ludlow Cover Art

Whiskey: A Tasting Course

Whiskey: A Tasting Course A new way to Think – and Drink – Whisky by Eddie Ludlow

The perfect accompaniment to your whiskey tasting journey The best - and most enjoyable - way to find out about whiskies is by drinking them. This truly hands-on handbook takes you on a tasting journey to discover your own personal whiskey style, and helps you to expand your horizons so you can find a world of new whiskies to enjoy. Through a series of guided at-home tastings, you'll get familiar with the full spectrum of whiskey aromas and flavors on offer - from the smokey tang of Islay peat to the aromatic scent of Japanese oak. Find out how to engage all your senses to navigate the range of malts, grains and blended whiskies and get to grips with different whiskey styles. Take a tasting tour of the world's finest makers, including iconic Scottish distilleries and the small-scale artisan producers all over the globe. And as you become more whisky-confident, you can break out of your whisky comfort zone. Do you love the honeyed sweetness of a Kentucky Bourbon? If so, why not try a smooth malt that's been aged in ex-Bourbon barrels? Or a creamy, oat-infused Irish craft whiskey? Guides to whiskey prices and ages will help you to make smart buys. Discover how to pour, store and serve whiskies and match them with foods. Learn to mix cocktails, from a classic whiskey sour to your own signature creation. With 20 step-by-step whiskey tastings, clear infographics and jargon-busting advice - taste your way to whiskey wisdom.

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Bourbon Empire - Reid Mitenbuler Cover Art

Bourbon Empire

Bourbon Empire The Past and Future of America's Whiskey by Reid Mitenbuler

How bourbon came to be, and why it’s experiencing such a revival today   Unraveling the many myths and misconceptions surrounding America’s most iconic spirit, Bourbon Empire traces a history that spans frontier rebellion, Gilded Age corruption, and the magic of Madison Avenue. Whiskey has profoundly influenced America’s political, economic, and cultural destiny, just as those same factors have inspired the evolution and unique flavor of the whiskey itself.   Taking readers behind the curtain of an enchanting—and sometimes exasperating—industry, the work of writer Reid Mitenbuler crackles with attitude and commentary about taste, choice, and history. Few products better embody the United States, or American business, than bourbon.   A tale of innovation, success, downfall, and resurrection, Bourbon Empire is an exploration of the spirit in all its unique forms, creating an indelible portrait of both bourbon and the people who make it.

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Punch

Punch The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl by David Wondrich

An Authoritative, historically informed tribute to the punch bowl, by the James Beard Award-winning author of Imbibe! . Replete with historical anecdotes, expert observations, notes on technique and ingredients, and of course world-class recipes, Punch will take readers on a celebratory journey into the punch bowl that starts with some very lonely British sailors and swells to include a cast of lords and ladies, admirals, kings, presidents, poets, pirates, novelists, spies, and other colorful characters. It is a tale only David Wondrich can tell-and it is sure to delight, amuse, and inspire the mixologist and party-planner in everyone.

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The Story of Tea

The Story of Tea A Cultural History and Drinking Guide by Mary Lou Heiss & Robert J. Heiss

Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking, and enjoying this beverage. The Story of Tea begins with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, where tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the vast tea gardens of India, and beyond. Offering an insider'­s view of all aspects of tea trade, the Heisses examine Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and show how subtle differences in territory and production contribute to the diversity of color, flavor, and quality in brewed tea. They profile more than thirty essential tea varietals, provide an in depth guide to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts associated with tea. Sharing the latest research, they discuss tea's health benefits and developments in organic production and fair trade practices. Finally, they present ten sweet and savory recipes, including Savory Chinese Marbled Eggs and Green Tea Pot de Crâme, and resources for purchasing fine tea. Vividly illustrated throughout,  The Story of Tea is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and inspired people for more than two thousand years.

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Death & Co Welcome Home - Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, David Kaplan, Devon Tarby & Tyson Buhler Cover Art

Death & Co Welcome Home

Death & Co Welcome Home [A Cocktail Recipe Book] by Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, David Kaplan, Devon Tarby & Tyson Buhler

JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINEE • The ultimate guide to choosing ingredients, developing your palate, mixing drinks, and leveling up your home cocktail game—with more than 600 recipes—from the bestselling team behind Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails and James Beard Book of the Year Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions “The mad geniuses behind Death & Co have elevated cocktail creation to punk-rock artistry. This dazzling book brings their brilliance home.”—Aisha Tyler IACP AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF THE BEST COCKTAIL BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Minneapolist Star Tribune, Slate Imagine you’re a rookie bartender and this is your handbook. Your training begins with a boot camp of sorts, where you follow the same path a Death & Co bartender would to discover your own palate and preferences, learn how to select ingredients, understand what makes a great cocktail work, and mix drinks like an old pro. Then it’s time to invite your friends over to show off the batched and ready-to-pour mixtures you stored in the freezer so you could enjoy your guests instead of making drinks all night. More than 600 recipes anchor the book, including classics, low-ABV and nonalcoholic cocktails, and hundreds of signature creations developed by the Death & Co teams in New York, Los Angeles, and Denver. With hundreds of evocative photographs and illustrations, this comprehensive, visually arresting manual is destined to break new ground in home bars across the world—and make your next get-together the invite of the year.

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Rum The Manual

Rum The Manual by Dave Broom

Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book award. This is a book about how to drink rum of all kinds. It's about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world. It's about rum enjoyed with cola and ginger beer. About the best rum for a classic daquiri. About rum cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all, it's about enjoying your rum in ways you never thought possible. The premium rum market is growing at an astonishing rate. The mission of this book is to help drinkers appreciate this complex spirit, find the style they like and discover how this versatile spirit can best be enjoyed. It will help you to understand your rum - how it's produced (whether from molasses, cane syrup or cane juice) and whether it's dry, sweet, fresh or oaky. More than 100 different rums are featured and analysed, from rich, sweet mellow Guyana rums to the vegetal peppery rums of Martinique or Guadeloupe and contemporary spiced rums. Dave Broom provides a description and graded tasting notes for each brand, allowing you to create the perfect mix every time. Finally, a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails shows just how wonderfully versatile this spirit is.

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The Bubble Tea Book - Assad Khan Cover Art

The Bubble Tea Book

The Bubble Tea Book 50 Fun and Delicious Recipes for Love at First Sip! by Assad Khan

Become obsessed with the delicious drink you love to eat! The tasty and highly Instagrammable trend making waves around the globe can now be made in the comfort of your own home. This delicious and definitive recipe book, from innovative international bubble tea brand Bubbleology, brings the tantalising taste of boba pearls right to your doorstep, combining the science of bubble tea with fun and stylish recipes you can explore with friends and family. Mixing Asian influences with western favourites, this colourful book introduces 50 stunning recipes for all tastes and occasions. Learn how to cook the perfect tapioca, craft cream crowns and create your favourite bubble tea recipes. Recipes include classics such as Matcha Milk Tea and Mango Fruit Tea, Bubbleology's signature drinks like the Genie, Mermaid and Pixie and even Bubble Tea Cocktails and Mocktails. The Bubble Tea Book covers all you need to know about making bubble tea with tips on everything from how to achieve the perfect sugar and ice levels to how to mix flavours to create your own unique recipes. Discover the wonderful world of bubble tea!

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Malt Whisky

Malt Whisky by Charles Maclean

'Scotland's leading whisky expert' - The Times Malt whisky has captured the hearts of spirits drinkers worldwide. This companion to Scotland's distilleries explores the history of malt whisky, how it is distilled and the contribution made by each ingredient throughout the process. Author Charles MacLean, a world authority on Scottish malt whisky, shows you how best to appreciate whisky and evaluate its subtleties, as well as how to describe its complex aromas and flavours. Malt Whisky includes a detailed A-Z directory of Scotland's distilleries with full-colour maps and more than 150 photographs. Tasting notes are also provided, as well as tips on buying malt whisky, a guide to visiting distilleries and the best whisky societies and websites available worldwide. This book is an invaluable guide for lovers of malt whisky, whether you are deciding which whiskies to buy, organizing a tasting, or simply armchair dreaming, dram in hand. - Recommendations from a world-respected authority - More than 250 maps and illustrations - A-Z directory of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries - Tasting notes for a variety of whiskies - Tips on buying and collecting

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Wine - Jane Parkinson Cover Art

Wine

Wine Everything you ever wanted to know about red, white, rosé & fizz by Jane Parkinson

Former International Wine Communicator of the Year, Jane Parkinson, gives you the lowdown on wine and how to make the most of it. Wine offers an exciting look at the global scene with detailed information on all of your favourite grapes and styles. Jane makes sure that once you have read through this manifesto, you will know exactly how to pick the right wine every time. Over the last decade, the way we buy, serve and enjoy wine has changed drastically, here you will find everything you need in order to find your desired taste, from storage, glasses, temperature and equipment, to a detailed breakdown of each grape and style with a visual key. Whether red or white, Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc, Wine will make sure you find your perfect match.

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Brewing with Hemp

Brewing with Hemp The Essential Guide by Ross Koenigs

Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide explores the Cannabis sativa plant from a brewer’s perspective. Explore the role of foliage and flowers, seeds, fiber, stems, and roots in product development. Learn the science, methods, and techniques for infusing hemp (containing less than 0.3% THC), hemp flavors, and cannabinoids into beverages. Solubilizing shelf stable cannabinoids in beverages, hemp additions at traditional brewing stages, and quality and legal compliance are all discussed. This book navigates the science of cannabis and teaches brewers how to best use hemp to apply its unique aromas to beer. Discover the use of terpenes, create a tincture, or experiment with new recipes using hemp as an ingredient. Readers will learn how to navigate the shifting legal landscape as hemp becomes more acceptable and accessible. This forward-looking book weaves together familiar topics within the study of beer and brewing and applies it to the vast and fascinating world of hemp as an ingredient in beer.

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The Bar Book - Jeffrey Morgenthaler Cover Art

The Bar Book

The Bar Book Elements of Cocktail Technique by Jeffrey Morgenthaler

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 handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into 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 recipes that employ the techniques you will learn in this bartending book. Each technique is illustrated with how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance. Bartending and mixology techniques include the best practices for: JuicingGarnishingCarbonatingStirring and shakingChoosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drinkAnd, 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 books, you will find Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s The Bar Book to be an essential bartender book.

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Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course - Kevin Zraly Cover Art

Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course Revised & Updated / 35th Edition by Kevin Zraly

Raise a glass to the 35th anniversary edition of the definitive guide to understanding and appreciating wine— written by James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kevin Zraly and w ith more than three million copies sold.   “When it comes to beginners’ wine guides , Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is one of the perennial best.” — The Wall Street Journal   Kevin Zraly is America’s ultimate wine educator, and his entertaining teaching style has made this must-have book a treasured favorite for more than three decades. He demystifies every aspect of wine: grape varieties, winemaking techniques, different types and styles of wine, how to read a wine label, and how to evaluate a wine in just 60 seconds. Ranging from the renowned reds of Bordeaux and California to the trailblazing whites of New York and Burgundy, this essential volume features maps of each region, lush photographs, a wealth of infographics, more than 800 of the best-value wines from around the world, over 100 labels—including some new to this edition—to help you find the right wines, and guided tastings. It also highlights the best vintages to savor and includes comprehensive notes on food pairings, frequently asked questions, and quizzes to test your knowledge. In short, Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course provides all the tools you need to discover and enjoy the perfect wines for you. This revised edition includes new chapters on Prosecco, Rosé, and the wines of Sicily, plus a fascinating chapter written from the author's unique 50-year perspective on how wine and food culture has changed since 1970.

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NINJA CREAMi COOKBOOK for beginners 2022 - Laura Walton Cover Art

NINJA CREAMi COOKBOOK for beginners 2022

NINJA CREAMi COOKBOOK for beginners 2022 All-In-One Guide To Making Homemade Ice Cream, Sorbets, and Smoothies For Newbies and Advanced Users by Laura Walton

With Your Ninja Creami, You Can Make Over 100 Different Ice Cream, Ice Cream Mix-In, Shake, Sorbet, and Smoothie Recipes! The Ninja CREAMi Cookbook for Beginners 2022 has recipes for ice cream mix-ins, sorbets, and smoothies that will leave your taste buds tingling! Ninja is the Ice Cream Arts Master.  With this book, anyone can learn how to make ice cream like an expert. Follow the directions in the Ninja CREAMi cookbook to make delicious ice cream and other frozen treats.  This guide includes several ice cream mix-ins in addition to the ice cream: The best-frozen treat for summer: Ice cream, sorbet, shakes, smoothies, and a plethora of other combinations prepared from virtually anything are now widely accessible. The Ninja CREAMi cookbook tells you how to create anything from handmade ice cream to frozen yogurt to sorbet and gelato in just a few easy steps. Minimal Stress Operation: This book will walk you through the steps of creating delectable treats laced with your favorite tastes.  Candy and chocolate may be mixed into the ice cream or smoothie base. It's a short and straightforward procedure that you can do whenever it's convenient for you. The dishes in this book may be prepared in as little as 10 minutes.  We hope you enjoy the abundance of delicious alternatives that this powerful machine has to offer. This Ninja CREAMi Cookbook is a must-have for anybody looking for delectable, fast, and simple frozen delights! Don't think about it any longer... Scroll down and click BUY NOW to get your copy!  Your family and friends will appreciate it.

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The Unofficial Disney Parks Drink Recipe Book - Ashley Craft Cover Art

The Unofficial Disney Parks Drink Recipe Book

The Unofficial Disney Parks Drink Recipe Book From LeFou's Brew to the Jedi Mind Trick, 100+ Magical Disney-Inspired Drinks by Ashley Craft

Skip the crowded bar, coffee shop, and restaurant and bring the magic of Disney’s drinks right your home with over 100 easy, delicious drink recipes inspired by the Disney Parks. Raise a glass to bringing the magic of Disney straight to your home with The Unofficial Disney Parks Drink Recipe Book . From coffee and tea to milkshakes and slushies to mocktails and cocktails, this book features over 100 of your favorite beverages from the happiest place on Earth. Recipes are taken straight from your favorite restaurants and cafes throughout the Disney Parks and resorts. You’ll learn to make delicious, unique drinks without waiting in line including: -Coffees and teas, like Frozen Cappuccino from Joffrey’s and Teddy’s Tea from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar -Fruity drinks and slushies like Frozen Sunshine from Beaches and Cream and the Goofy Glacier from Goofy’s Candy Company -Mocktails and cocktails like the Sparkling No-Jito from the Tambu Lounge or the La Cava Avocado from Mexico in Epcot -And dessert drinks like the Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake from 50's Prime Time Café or the Dole Whip Float from Aloha Isle Perfect for Disney fans everywhere who want to experience those familiar flavors right from the comfort of their home, The Unofficial Disney Parks Drink Recipe Book has all the recipes you’ll need to make luscious libations worthy of the Mouse himself.

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What to Drink with What You Eat - Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page & Michael Sofronski Cover Art

What to Drink with What You Eat

What to Drink with What You Eat The Definitive Guide to Pairing Food with Wine, Beer, Spirits, Coffee, Tea - Even Water - Based on Expert Advice from America's Best Sommeliers by Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page & Michael Sofronski

Winner of the 2007 IACP Cookbook of the Year Award Winner of the 2007 IACP Cookbook Award for Best Book on Wine, Beer or Spirits Winner of the 2006 Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award Winner of the 2006 Gourmand World Cookbook Award - U.S. for Best Book on Matching Food and Wine Prepared by a James Beard Award-winning author team, "What to Drink with What You Eat" provides the most comprehensive guide to matching food and drink ever compiled--complete with practical advice from the best wine stewards and chefs in America. 70 full-color photos.

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Death & Co - David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald & Alex Day Cover Art

Death & Co

Death & Co Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald & Alex Day

The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world. ENHANCED DIGITAL EDITION. The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world.   This special  iBooks Author  edition of  Death & Co  includes the following bonus features: • An interactive Cocktail Compass that helps you choose cocktail recipes based on the ingredients and spirits you have on hand. • Video tutorials on key bartending techniques. • Convenient recipe pop-ups so you can explore subrecipes and glassware without navigating away from the recipe. • Imbedded social media so you can Tweet or Instagram about what you are drinking without leaving the book.   Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry award—including America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention. Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staff—the best in the industry—Death & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern era’s most iconic drinks, such as the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Naked and Famous, and the Conference.  Destined to become a definitive reference on craft cocktails,  Death & Co  features more than 500 of the bar’s most innovative and sought-after cocktails. But more than just a collection of recipes,  Death & Co  is also a complete cocktail education, with information on the theory and philosophy of drink making, a complete guide to buying and using spirits, and step-by-step instructions for mastering key bartending techniques. Filled with beautiful, evocative photography; illustrative charts and infographics; and colorful essays about the characters who fill the bar each night;  Death & Co —like its namesake bar—is bold, elegant, and setting the pace for mixologists around the world.

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From the Oven to the Table - Diana Henry Cover Art

From the Oven to the Table

From the Oven to the Table Simple dishes that look after themselves by Diana Henry

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'For bung-it-in-the-oven cooks everywhere, this is a must-have book: Diana Henry has a genius for flavour.' - Nigella Lawson Whether you're short of time or just prefer to keep things simple, From the Oven to the Table shows how the oven can do much of the work that goes into making great food. Diana Henry's favourite way to cook is to throw ingredients into a dish or roasting tin, slide them in the oven and let the heat behind that closed door transform them into golden, burnished meals. Most of the easy-going recipes in this wonderfully varied collection are cooked in one dish; some are ideas for simple accompaniments that can be cooked on another shelf at the same time. From quick after-work suppers to feasts for friends, the dishes are vibrant and modern and focus on grains, pulses and vegetables as much as meat and fish. With recipes such as Chicken Thighs with Miso, Sweet Potatoes & Spring Onions, Roast Indian-spiced Vegetables with Lime-Coriander Butter, and Roast Stone Fruit with Almond and Orange Flower Crumbs, Diana shows how the oven is the most useful bit of kit you have in your kitchen. Praise for How to Eat a Peach : 'This is an extraordinary piece of food writing, pitch perfect in every way. I couldn't love anyone who didn't love this book.' - Nigella Lawson '...her best yet...superb menus evoking place and occasion with consummate elegance' - Financial Times Food Book of the Year at the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2019

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Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing - Mark A. Matthews Cover Art

Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing

Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing by Mark A. Matthews

"A must-read for any wine grape grower or winemaker who has ever wrestled with the most important myths of winegrowing or debated them with colleagues—and that would be all of us! It is also a great read for any wine consumer interested in looking at 'the man behind the curtain,' so to speak: the myths promoted by wine writers, tasting room staff, sommeliers and other wine gatekeepers."— Wines & Vines "A meticulously researched volume that every serious sommelier should read . . . if only to disagree." — The Somm Journal Wine is a traditional product with traditional explanations. Oft-romanticized, Old World notions of how to create fine wine have been passed down through generations and continue to dominate popular discussions of wine quality. However, many of these beliefs predate science and remain isolated from advances in the understanding of how crops grow and fruit ripens. Allegiance to them has frequently impeded open-minded investigation into how grapevines interact with the environment, thus limiting innovation in winegrowing.   In Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing , Mark A. Matthews applies a scientist’s skepticism and scrutiny to examine widely held beliefs about viticulture. Is terroir primarily a marketing ploy that obscures understanding of which environments really produce the best wine? Is reducing yield an imperative for high quality grapes and wine? What does it mean to have vines that are balanced or grapes that are physiologically mature? Matthews explores and dissects these and other questions to debunk the myths of winegrowing that may be holding us back from achieving a higher wine quality.

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Sake Handbook - John Gauntner Cover Art

Sake Handbook

Sake Handbook by John Gauntner

The Sake Handbook is the foremost guide to the history, brewing, and distinctive flavors of sake. Just what are jizake, namazake and ginjoshu ? The Sake Handbook answers all these questions and many more about sake wine, and will help you enjoy Japan's national beverage in style. Author John Gauntner is recognized as the world's leading non-Japanese sake expert. A longtime Japan resident, he is well known among sake brewers and others within the sake industry. He wrote the Nihonshu Column in the Japan Times for many years before writing a weekly column on sake in Japanese for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's and the world's most widely distributed Japanese newspaper. In 2006, John received the Sake Samurai award. He has published five books on sake including Sake Confidential This sake book features: This new edition has been completely revised and updatedGives you all the information you need in an handy, portable formatOffers a detailed explanation of the sake brewing processReviews over a hundred sake brands, with illustrations of their labels for easy identificationProfiles over 50 Japanese izakaya or pub-style restaurants in Tokyo and the surrounding environsLists specialty shops in Japan where you can purchase hard-to-find Japanese wine brandsLists specialty retailers in the United States and elsewhere

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Postmodern Winemaking - Clark Smith Cover Art

Postmodern Winemaking

Postmodern Winemaking Rethinking the Modern Science of an Ancient Craft by Clark Smith

In Postmodern Winemaking , Clark Smith shares the extensive knowledge he has accumulated in engaging, humorous, and erudite essays that convey a new vision of the winemaker's craft--one that credits the crucial roles played by both science and art in the winemaking process. Smith, a leading innovator in red wine production techniques, explains how traditional enological education has led many winemakers astray--enabling them to create competent, consistent wines while putting exceptional wines of structure and mystery beyond their grasp. Great wines, he claims, demand a personal and creative engagement with many elements of the process. His lively exploration of the facets of postmodern winemaking, together with profiles of some of its practitioners, is both entertaining and enlightening.

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Mocktails - Ria Stone Cover Art

Mocktails

Mocktails by Ria Stone

Note: 2nd Edition Mocktails are drinks that resemble popular alcoholic cocktails like a: Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan, Golden Dream, Manhattan, Margarita, Piña Colada, Sombrero, Tequila Sunrise, and more, except there is no alcohol in a Mocktail. As a former bar maid, I fell in love with the cocktail glassware, fancy garnishes and flourishes like salting the glass rims. The alcohol held less attraction. That is why I love Mocktails. In the tradition of Recipes from the Kitchen of a Frugal Non-Cook, many of these Mocktail recipes are a bit frugal and do not require fancy equipment or exotic ingredients. Consider investing in one or two fancy glasses. A beautiful glass adds elegance, while garnishes add color, flavor and fun to these Mocktails. Enjoy a Cosmopolite, Juanita, Mock Champagne, Piña Loca, Sunset Cooler, Stone Cold Sober, Taíno Bay, Virgin Mary, & more. Have fun making over 15 Mocktail recipes in this booklet.

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Espresso - Kenneth Davids Cover Art

Espresso

Espresso Ultimate Coffee, Second Edition by Kenneth Davids

The popularity of espresso, coffee at its purest and most intense, has grown exponentially in the past decade. In this revised edition of his book on the ultimate coffee, Kenneth Davids provides a lucid, engaging examination of espresso's lore, legend, and culture. A finalist for the James Beard Award upon its original publication. Espresso is the perfect introduction to the world of specialty coffee.

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Bourbon Mixology 50 Bourbon Cocktails from 50 Iconic Bars - Steve Akley Cover Art

Bourbon Mixology 50 Bourbon Cocktails from 50 Iconic Bars

Bourbon Mixology 50 Bourbon Cocktails from 50 Iconic Bars by Steve Akley

The key to a great bourbon cocktail is to produce a drink which complements the flavor profile of the bourbon and doesn’t mask it. After all, we’re not talking about any old hooch here. Bourbon is the all-American spirit created and made in the United States of America. It truly is our contribution to the world of distilled spirits. Author Steve Akley has gathered 50 unique bourbon cocktails from 50 iconic bars. In fact, it’s actually 53 unique cocktails from 52 iconic bars but that title just didn’t sound as good. One submitted two cocktails that fit in its chapter and two other locations submitted cocktails after the book was complete but prior to the final layout being completed. Steve elected to include them and figures they are a great “value add” taking the cocktail count beyond the stated amount. By the way, we’re not talking the “same old/same old” here. We’re talking about signature cocktails from some of the greatest drinking establishments in the United States. Take a look at this lineup of participants: Bale of Hay Saloon/Virgina City, Montana Big Star/Chicago, Illinois Bourbons Bistro/Louisville, Kentucky Bourbon and Branch/San Francisco, California Bourbon House/New Orleans, Louisiana Bub City/Chicago, Illinois Buckhorn Exchange/Denver, Colorado Buffalo Bodega Gaming Complex/Deadwood, South Dakota Butter Run Saloon/St. Clair Shores, Michigan Down One Bourbon Bar and Restaurant/Louisville, Kentucky E. Smith Mercantile/Seattle, Washington El Gaucho/Seattle, Washington El Moro Spirits & Tavern/Durango, Colorado Equus and Jack’s Lounge/Louisville, Kentucky The Esquire Tavern/San Antonio, Texas FAR BAR/Los Angeles, Calfornia Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge/Alameda, California Gallagher’s Restaurant/Waterloo, Illinois Hard Water/San Francisco, California Herbie’s Vintage 72/St. Louis, Missouri Jack Rose Dining Saloon/Washington, DC Martin’s Tavern/Washington, DC Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood/St. Louis, Missouri Miller House/Owensboro, Kentucky Mongoose versus Cobra/Houston, Texas 9th Street Public House/Columbia, Missouri Old Ebbitt Grill/Washington, DC Old Major/Denver, Colorado Parlay Social/Lexington, Kentucky Parson’s Chicken and Fish/Chicago, IL Peacock Alley/Bismarck, North Dakota The Pope House Bourbon Lounge/Portland, Oregon The Porthole Restaurant and Pub/Portland, Maine Red Moon/Put-in-Bay, Ohio The Roosevelt/Richmond, Virginia The Round Robin Bar at Intercontinental The Willard/Washington, DC Sable Kitchen & Bar/Chicago, Illinois Sanctuaria Wild Tapas/St. Louis, Missouri Seviche, A Latin Restaurant/Louisville, Kentucky Sloppy Joe’s/Key West, Florida St. Charles Exchange/Louisville, Kentucky The Sugar House/Detroit Michigan Talbott Tavern/Bardstown, Kentucky The Tavern In Old Salem/Salem, North Carolina Tonga Hut/Palm Springs, California The West End Tavern/Boulder, Colorado Whiskey Bar/Milwaukee, Wisconsin Whiskey Kitchen/Nashville, Tennessee Windmill Lounge/Dallas Texas Wiseguy Lounge at Goodfellas Pizzeria/Covington, Kentucky Bring home the spirit of these iconic bars by recreating their signature bourbon cocktail by picking up a copy of this edition of Bourbon Mixology!

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Quality Management - Mary Pellettieri Cover Art

Quality Management

Quality Management Essential Planning for Breweries by Mary Pellettieri

Craft beer sales are flourishing across the U.S. and without a continual emphasis on producing the highest quality beer, the health of the entire craft brewing industry is in jeopardy. Proper quality management for small, regional, and national breweries is critical. This guidebook decodes how to create and manage a quality system in a brewery. Written for staff who manage quality in breweries of all types and sizes—new and established alike—this book affords an understanding of how quality management is integrated into every level of the operation. Whether you are lab staff, production staff, part of a quality team, or a brewmaster wearing many hats, this book will help you develop a comprehensive program that will grow with your brewery and help ensure quality processes along the way—so you can continue to provide great beer for your fans.

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The Founding Farmers Cookbook, Second Edition - Founding Farmers & Nevin Martell Cover Art

The Founding Farmers Cookbook, Second Edition

The Founding Farmers Cookbook, Second Edition 100 Recipes From the Restaurant Owned by American Family Farmers by Founding Farmers & Nevin Martell

Look at what you put on your table through the eyes of a farmer with this cookbook by one of America’s most popular  and  sustainable restaurants. Nestled in the nation’s capital, Founding Farmers offers delicious food made from scratch with ingredients sourced primarily from family farms, ranches, and fisheries across the country. Now you can use that same scratch-made philosophy at home. With more than 100 different recipes, indulge in traditional American dishes and Founding Farmers favorites, such as Yankee Pot Roast, Southern Pan-Fried Chicken and Waffles, and Seven-Cheese Mac & Cheese. Best of all, they’re easy to make using ingredients grown right here in the United States and can be found at your local farmers’ market or grocery store.   In addition to 100 accessible farm-to-fork recipes,  The Founding Farmers Cookbook  takes you straight to the source of the foods you enjoy every day, with profiles of hardworking American purveyors from Virginia and Maryland, to North Dakota and Texas, and beyond. Keeping in line with the Founding Farmers mission to support local producers, proceeds go to a collective of family farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. With its focus on people, fresh food, and local communities, this cookbook with a mission is a must-have for anyone who wants to bring true American food and drink to their home table.

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Cocktail Italiano - Annette Joseph Cover Art

Cocktail Italiano

Cocktail Italiano The Definitive Guide to Aperitivo: Drinks, Nibbles, and Tales of the Italian Riviera by Annette Joseph

***From Annette Joseph, named one of The Salonniere's “100 Best Party Hosts.” Included in Eater's "Every Spring 2018 Cookbook That Matters." Summery, beachy, vibrant, refreshing. “Aperitivo” or “Apero” is an integral part of Italian lifestyle—it is the daily ritual of meeting late afternoon or early evening for a cocktail and a few nibbles. As a renowned expert on food styling and entertaining, and currently restoring a castle in Tuscany, Annette Joseph is an experienced, authentic guide to la dolce vita of Italy. With chapters on twelve major cities along the Italian Riviera (including San Remo, Genova, Portofino, and Santa Margarita), each will feature unique cocktail recipes as well as regional appetizers traditionally served with cocktails, often as a beachside ritual. You’ll also find sidebars offering detailed info about local distilleries, celebrity barmen, cultural idiosyncrasies of bar life, famous hotels, and much more. Recipes include: • Limoncello Margarita • Ice Cubes with Blood Orange Juice • Aperol Spritz Shakerato • Savory Mascarpone Ice Cream with Balsamic Roasted Grapes • Orange Fennel Marinated with Pecorino Shavings • Martini Balsamico • Manhattan • Sbagliato Shakerato • James Bond “Vesper” Martini Cocktail • Campari Soda • L’apertivo Cocktail • Milano Torino • Un Americano a Torino • And much more! Like a summer visit to the Amalfi coast, Cocktail Italiano will excite readers who are drawn to the beauty and style of Italy, travel aficionados, cocktail lovers, photographers, and will offer the perfect inspiration to enjoy a bit of Italy at home (or, toss it in your bag and head to Milano!).

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Cure - Neal Bodenheimer, Emily Timberlake & Denny Culbert Cover Art

Cure

Cure New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em from the Award-Winning Bar by Neal Bodenheimer, Emily Timberlake & Denny Culbert

From the foremost figure on the New Orleans' drinking scene and the owner of renowned bar Cure, a cocktail book that celebrates the vibrant city New Orleans is known for its spirit(s)-driven festivities. Neal Bodenheimer and coauthor Emily Timberlake tell the city’s story through 100 cocktails, each chosen to represent New Orleans’ past, present, and future. A love letter to New Orleans and the cast of characters that have had a hand in making the city so singular, Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em  features interviews with local figures such as Ian Neville, musician and New Orleans funk royalty, plus a few tips on how to survive your first Mardi Gras. Along the way, the reader is taken on a journey that highlights the rich history and complexity of the city and the drinks it inspired, as well as the techniques and practices that Cure has perfected in their mission to build forward rather than just looking back. Of course, this includes the classics every self-respecting drinker should know, especially if you’re a New Orleanian: the Sazerac, Julep, Vieux Carré, Ramos Gin Fizz, Cocktail à la Louisiane, and French 75. Famous local chefs have contributed easy recipes for snacks with local flavor, perfect for pairing with these libations.  Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em​ is a beautiful keepsake for anyone who has fallen under New Orleans’s spell and a must-have souvenir for the millions of people who visit the city each year.   

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Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail - Dave Arnold Cover Art

Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail

Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold

Winner of the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Beverage Book and the 2015 IACP Jane Grigson Award. A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks. In Dave Arnold’s world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested, and tweaked. With Liquid Intelligence, the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, New York City’s high-tech bar, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab. There, Arnold and his collaborators investigate temperature, carbonation, sugar concentration, and acidity in search of ways to enhance classic cocktails and invent new ones that revolutionize your expectations about what a drink can look and taste like. Years of rigorous experimentation and study—botched attempts and inspired solutions—have yielded the recipes and techniques found in these pages. Featuring more than 120 recipes and nearly 450 color photographs, Liquid Intelligence begins with the simple—how ice forms and how to make crystal-clear cubes in your own freezer—and then progresses into advanced techniques like clarifying cloudy lime juice with enzymes, nitro-muddling fresh basil to prevent browning, and infusing vodka with coffee, orange, or peppercorns. Practical tips for preparing drinks by the pitcher, making homemade sodas, and building a specialized bar in your own home are exactly what drink enthusiasts need to know. For devotees seeking the cutting edge, chapters on liquid nitrogen, chitosan/gellan washing, and the applications of a centrifuge expand the boundaries of traditional cocktail craft. Arnold’s book is the beginning of a new method of making drinks, a problem-solving approach grounded in attentive observation and creative techniques. Readers will learn how to extract the sweet flavor of peppers without the spice, why bottling certain drinks beforehand beats shaking them at the bar, and why quinine powder and succinic acid lead to the perfect gin and tonic. Liquid Intelligence is about satisfying your curiosity and refining your technique, from red-hot pokers to the elegance of an old-fashioned. Whether you’re in search of astounding drinks or a one-of-a-kind journey into the next generation of cocktail making, Liquid Intelligence is the ultimate standard—one that no bartender or drink enthusiast should be without.

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Doctors and Distillers - Camper English Cover Art

Doctors and Distillers

Doctors and Distillers The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails by Camper English

“At last, a definitive guide to the medicinal origins of every bottle behind the bar! This is the cocktail book of the year, if not the decade.” —Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants “A fascinating book that makes a brilliant historical case for what I’ve been saying all along: alcohol is good for you…okay maybe it’s not technically good for you, but [English] shows that through most of human history, it’s sure beat the heck out of water.” —Alton Brown, creator of Good Eats Beer-based wound care, deworming with wine, whiskey for snakebites, and medicinal mixers to defeat malaria, scurvy, and plague: how today's tipples were the tonics of old. Alcohol and Medicine have an inextricably intertwined history, with innovations in each altering the path of the other. The story stretches back to ancient times, when beer and wine were used to provide nutrition and hydration, and were employed as solvents for healing botanicals. Over time, alchemists distilled elixirs designed to cure all diseases, monastic apothecaries developed mystical botanical liqueurs, traveling physicians concocted dubious intoxicating nostrums, and the drinks we’re familiar with today began to take form. In turn, scientists studied fermentation and formed the germ theory of disease, and developed an understanding of elemental gases and anesthetics. Modern cocktails like the Old-Fashioned, Gimlet, and Gin and Tonic were born as delicious remedies for diseases and discomforts. In Doctors and Distillers, cocktails and spirits expert Camper English reveals how and why the contents of our medicine and liquor cabinets were, until surprisingly recently, one and the same.

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The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition - Gary Regan Cover Art

The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition

The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition The Consummate Guide to the Bartender's Craft by Gary Regan

A thoroughly updated edition of the 2003 classic that home and professional bartenders alike refer to as their cocktail bible. Gary Regan, the "most-read cocktail expert around" ( Imbibe ), has revised his original tome for the 15th anniversary with new material: many more cocktail recipes—including smart revisions to the originals—and fascinating information on the drink making revival that has popped up in the past decade, confirming once again that this is the only cocktail reference you need. A prolific writer on all things cocktails, Gary Regan and his books have been a huge influence on mixologists and bartenders in America. This brand-new edition fills in the gaps since the book first published, incorporating Regan's special insight on the cocktail revolution from 2000 to the present and a complete overhaul of the recipe section. With Regan's renowned system for categorizing drinks helps bartenders not only to remember drink recipes but also to invent their own, The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition is the original drinks book for both professionals and amateurs alike.

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Smuggler's Cove - Martin Cate & Rebecca Cate Cover Art

Smuggler's Cove

Smuggler's Cove Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin Cate & Rebecca Cate

Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler’s Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki: its birth as an escapist fantasy for Depression-era Americans; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and re-invented; Hollywood starlets and scandals; and tiki’s modern-day revival, in this James Beard Award-winning cocktail book. Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler’s Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia. Make yourself a Mai Tai, put your favorite exotica record on the hi-fi, and prepare to lose yourself in the fantastical world of tiki, one of the most alluring—and often misunderstood—movements in American cultural history.

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Wine Simple - Aldo Sohm & Christine Muhlke Cover Art

Wine Simple

Wine Simple A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier by Aldo Sohm & Christine Muhlke

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.

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Italian Wine For Dummies ®, Mini Edition - Edward McCarthy & Mary Ewing-Mulligan Cover Art

Italian Wine For Dummies ®, Mini Edition

Italian Wine For Dummies ®, Mini Edition by Edward McCarthy & Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Includes wine picks for every region of Italy Italian wine is so much more than Chianti! Discover wonderful wine produced throughout Italy — from Barolo to Montepulciano to up-and-coming Super Tuscans — in this uniquely accessible, entertaining guide. Open the book and find: Discover the types of grapes used in popular wines Great wine bargains The differences among the major whites and the major reds How to match Italian wine with foods Open the book and find: Discover the types of grapes used in popular wines Great wine bargains The differences among the major whites and the major reds How to match Italian wine with foods

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