Wine + Spirits

HOW THE GRINGOS STOLE TEQUILA

Written by Martineau, Chantal
Once little more than party fuel, tequila has graduated to the status of fine sipping spirit. How the Gringos Stole Tequila traces the spirit's evolution in America from frat-house firewater to luxury good. But there's more to the story than tequila as upmarket drinking trend. Chantal Martineau spent several years immersing herself in the world of tequila--traveling to visit distillers and agave farmers in Mexico, meeting and tasting with leading experts and mixologists around the United States, and interviewing academics on either side of the border who have studied the spirit.The result is a book that offers readers a glimpse into the social history and ongoing impact of this one-of-a-kind drink. It addresses issues surrounding the sustainability of the limited resource that is agave, the preservation of traditional production methods, and the agave advocacy movement that has grown up alongside the spirit's swelling popularity. In addition to discussing the culture and politics of Mexico's most popular export, the book takes readers on a colorful tour of the country's Tequila Trail, as well as introducing them to the mother of tequila: mezcal.Once little more than party fuel, tequila has graduated to the status of fine sipping spirit. How the Gringos Stole Tequila traces the spirit's evolution in America from frat-house firewater to luxury good. But there's more to the story than tequila as upmarket drinking trend.
July 9, 2019 | Paperback | Trinity University Press | 312 Pages |
$17.95
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IPA: A LEGEND IN OUR TIME

Written by Protz, Roger
This is a long-awaited book from Roger Protz, a highly respected authority on beer, on the rebirth of IPA or India Pale Ale - one of the most popular styles in today's craft beer revolution. Around the world, young brewers, with passion, reverence and commitment, are bringing flavour back to beer after decades of domination by global giants and their bland products.
April 1, 2018 | Hardcover | Pavilion Books |
$24.95
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COCKTAIL GUY: INFUSIONS, DISTILLATIONS AND INNOVATIVE COMBINATIONS

Written by Woods, Rich
Meet Rich Woods, a.k.a The Cocktail Guy.
April 1, 2018 | Hardcover | Pavilion Books |
$23.95
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WORLD ATLAS OF WINE 8TH EDITION

Written by Robinson, Jancis
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.
October 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Mitchell Beazley | 416 Pages |
$65.00
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HUGH JOHNSON POCKET WINE 2020

Written by Johnson, Hugh
The brand new edition of the unrivalled and bestselling annual, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book.Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 43rd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, most up-to-the-minute annual guide.
September 3, 2019 | Hardcover | Mitchell Beazley |
$16.99
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STRONG, SWEET AND DRY: A GUIDE TO VERMOUTH, PORT, SHERRY, MADEIRA AND MARSALA

Written by Epstein, Becky Sue
Today, many fortified wines are flourishing again, revived by discerning drinkers and modern mixologists all over the world. Once popularly savored before or after dinner, fortified wines--vermouth, sherry, port, madeira, and the like--had fallen out of favor until recent times.
December 18, 2019 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 240 Pages |
$35.00
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VOLCANOES AND WINE: FROM POMPEII TO NAPA

Written by Frankel, Charles
There's a reason we pay top dollar for champagne and that bottles of wine from prestige vineyards cost as much as a car: a place's distinct geographical attributes, known as terroir to wine buffs, determine the unique profile of a wine--and some rarer locales produce wines that are particularly coveted.
November 8, 2019 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$27.50
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ANCIENT WINE: THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINS OF VINICULTURE

Written by McGovern, Patrick E
A richly illustrated account of the story of ancient viniculture
October 1, 2019 | PB | Princeton University Press |
$17.95

GIN TONICA: 40 RECIPES FOR SPANISH-STYLE GIN AND TONIC COCKTAILS

Written by Smith, David T
Aromatic, refreshing, delicious and a feast for the eyes, the generously-sized and creatively garnished "gin tonica" Spanish-style drink is taking the cocktail world by storm.
July 11, 2017 | Hardcover | Ryland Peters & Small | 96 Pages |
$12.95

BARREL STRENGTH BOURBON: THE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF AMERICA'S WHISKEY

Written by Carlton, Carla Harris
The art of creating and consuming bourbon is exploding, Carla Carlton's Barrel Strength Bourbon is a must read for all bourbon aficionados. Barrel Strength Bourbon provides an in-depth examination of the bourbon industry in Kentucky, the creation of an American spirit, its resurrection following Prohibition, its astronomical growth in the past decade, and its potential for
June 20, 2017 | Hardcover | Clerisy Press | 224 Pages |
$24.95

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