• 1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die
    1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760523046
    Title: 1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die

    A fascinating global whisky tour, this lavishly updated edition takes you on a mouth-watering discovery of the world's most exciting whiskies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 30-Second Beer: 50 Essential Elements of Producing & Enjoying the World's Beers
    30-Second Beer: 50 Essential Elements of Producing & Enjoying the World's Beers
    ISBN: 9781782405481
    Title: 30-Second Beer: 50 Essential Elements of Producing & Enjoying the World's Beers

    Mutli-million dollar branded or small-scale craft creation? Lager or ale? Boldly quaffed or genteelly sipped? However you enjoy your beer, you may not know as much about it as you think. 30-Second Beer is here to enlighten you, with a trip around the world's beers, a look at brewing history, a dissection of the different sorts of brew and their unique characteristics, and an up-to-date overview of the current craft scene and the various (and ever-changing) fashions in beer drinking.

    50 topics, divided under seven chapter headings, offering short, witty summaries, whether covering the basics or trade secrets. You'll pick up the knowledge without noticing--and by the time you reach the last page, you'll be able to hold your own with local beer experts anywhere in the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • 30-Second Wine: The 50 Essential Topics, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Wine: The 50 Essential Topics, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782405887
    Title: 30-Second Wine: The 50 Essential Topics, Each Explained in Half a Minute

    Surrounded by mystique, the world of wine can be intimidating for the novice. What's the difference between bouquet and nose? Is Rioja a wine or a region? What's an appellation? And are you prepared to ask any of those questions at a dinner party, and risk being thought ignorant by other wine-loving guests?

    Wine demystifies the subject, decanting the knowledge you need in palatable sips. Compiled by wine experts, it's organised in a sequence of well-thought-out chapters, taking you from terroir to the technicalities of winemaking, introducing you to the important grapes and iconic regions, offering an overview of the business of wine and how it works, and concluding with a section on the enjoyment of wine. And with every entry edited into a neat and effective 300 words, it will leave you plenty of time to put your new-found expertise into practice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Art & Craft of Coffee Cocktails Over 80 Recipes for Mixing Coffee & Liquor
    Art & Craft of Coffee Cocktails Over 80 Recipes for Mixing Coffee & Liquor
    ISBN: 9781788790437
    Title: Art & Craft of Coffee Cocktails Over 80 Recipes for Mixing Coffee & Liquor
    Author: CLARK JASON

    Enjoy two of life's greatest pleasures - coffee and alcohol - with this comprehensive guide to mixing perfect coffee cocktails. World-class mixologist Jason Clark will inspire, excite, and educate you by taking you behind the bar for a masterclass in creating coffee-based cocktails.

    First take a journey into the history and craft of coffee, the world's most popular beverage, from crop to cup. Next follow his expert mixing tips aimed at everyone from keen beginners to bartenders working in the world's best bars.

    More than 80 recipes follow, covering all styles of cocktails from stirred and shaken through to blended and blazed. Learn how to perfect simple classics such as Espresso Martini and Irish coffee or try your hand at technical modern marvels Golden Velvet and Death By Caffeine. With The Art and Craft of Coffee Cocktails in hand your daily grind will never be the same

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00

  • Bompas & Parr Cocktail Book: Recipes for Mixing Extraordinary Drinks
    Bompas & Parr Cocktail Book: Recipes for Mixing Extraordinary Drinks
    ISBN: 9781911624844
    Title: Bompas & Parr Cocktail Book: Recipes for Mixing Extraordinary Drinks
    Author: PARR HARRY

    Already responsible for giving jelly a 21st-century makeover, Sam and Harry focus their attention on the perennially popular cocktail, the most sophisticated form of drink. But of course with an extra special twist. Bompas & Parr take us on a rollercoaster journey through the wonderful world of sours, martinis, old-fashioneds, punches and highballs. Classics, new interpretations of old favourites and crazy concoctions are all to be expected, but they also provide advice on the all-important presentation, the ingredients and getting the ice just right.

    Veterans of successful alcoholic adventures such as Alcoholic Architecture (a walk in cloud of breathable G&T) and the Architectural Punchbowl (a Robert Adam building flooded with 4 tonnes of Courvoisier Punch enough for 25,000 people!), Bompas & Parr are perfectly placed to ensure you create a range of extraordinary cocktail drinks to remember.

    Bompas & Parr's paramount aim is to demystify cocktails and produce an easy to use functional cocktail book for the home - all you need to do is master a few techniques, assemble a few ingredients and away you go; but as to be expected from them, the recipes walk a fine line balancing their signature, attention-grabbing but considered approach, while offering some predictably unpredictable options. More than 50 recipes are split into chapters on& Gin, Whisky, Rum, Vodka, Tequila, Brandy, Champagne cocktails& and& Punches, with additional chapters covering& Cocktail basics; Cocktail techniques;& and& Glassware.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • Book of Tea
    Book of Tea
    ISBN: 9781529021066
    Title: Book of Tea

    The Book of Tea describes all aspects of the Japanese tea ceremony and explains how its rituals blend seamlessly with traditional Japanese life.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition has an afterword by Anna Sherman and delightful illustrations by Sayuri Romei.This short book, written in English by a Japanese scholar and artist, was first published in 1906 at a time when Japan was opening up to Western culture. In response to that, Okakura Kakuzo set out to explain the beauty and simplicity of Japanese daily life which was greatly inspired by teaism. He describes in detail the different aspects of the tea ceremony, how it was founded, the role of the tea masters, the architecture of the tea-room and the stages of making and serving the tea. He then goes on to explain the connection between Taoism and Zennism with tea and he also writes chapters on art appreciation and the art of flower arranging.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
  • Brewed: A Guide to the Beer of NZ 2ed
    Brewed: A Guide to the Beer of NZ 2ed
    ISBN: 9780947503413
    Title: Brewed: A Guide to the Beer of NZ 2ed

    The New Zealand beer industry is a dynamic one ¿ full of larger-than-life, passionate characters; from loveable rogues through to budding mad scientists. Our beers are just as diverse. Bringing together brewing traditions from all over the world and combining these with Kiwi ingredients, ingenuity and creativity, we have a beer culture unlike any other. Since the release of Brewed in 2015, the New Zealand beer industry has continued to grow dramatically, which this revised edition takes into account by featuring 45 new breweries, meaning over 160 commercially operating New Zealand breweries are profiled. Additionally, the tasting notes for over 450 beers have been revised and are now in a separate section, divided into beer type, for easier comparison of beers produced by different breweries. Brewed includes a style guide written specifically for the New Zealand craft beer market and has all the information needed to make the increasingly complicated beer world a lot more comprehensible. Brewed will encourage experimentation among engaged beer consumers, helping them to discover new breweries and, with the use of the comprehensive tasting notes, benchmark them against old favourites. It will also help emerging beer drinkers to identify beers they will enjoy, starting them on a journey of discovery.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Champagne Wine of Kings & the King of Wines
    Champagne Wine of Kings & the King of Wines
    ISBN: 9781787392861
    Title: Champagne Wine of Kings & the King of Wines

    Celebrate the treasure that is champagne with this sparkling tribute to the bubbly--now fully revised and updated.

    Nothing says "special occasion" like popping open a bottle of champagne. Champagne guides you through the astounding story of how this delicious drink became the hallmark of celebrations, commiserations, and partying across the globe. It explores the process of making champagne and how the subtle blend of grapes produces a notable house style;, the history of champagne, from the earliest makers to the establishment of the regulatory body, and the recent award of World Heritage status by UNESCO. The core of this beautiful volume focuses on individual entries on all the major Champagne houses, lesser estates, co-operatives, growers, and variations of sparkling wine. Each entry provides background on the House and explores the notable traits of its products, together with tasting notes and recommendations. Finally, Champagne examines the growing interest in sparkling wines and the social and cultural impact of this drink of kings.

    Revised and updated version of Treasures of Champagne, in a new format.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Classes
    Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Classes
    ISBN: 9781454921226
    Title: Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Classes
    Author: ROBINSON R

    The definitive book on understanding and appreciating the exploding world of whiskey.

    Renowned whiskey educator Robin Robinson demystifies the “water of life” in a definitive, heavily illustrated tome designed to take readers on a global tour of the ever-expanding world of whiskey. Across ten robust “classes,” Robinson explains whiskey history, how it defined the way whiskey is made in different countries and regions, the myriad styles, how aging and finishing works, and the basics of “nosing” and tasting whiskey. In chapters dedicated to American whiskey (including bourbon, Tennessee whiskey, and rye), American Craft whiskey, Scotch, Irish, Canadian, Japanese, and world whiskies, Robinson presents the best offerings from new and historic producers, how to choose among them, and how to build a collection of your own. Each “class” is a journey into a country’s whiskies and makers, including recommended bottles and styles, as well as insider information on how distilleries make their unique offerings. Each chapter includes themed tastings organized by bargain, value, special occasion, and splurge price categories. This thoroughly up-to-date and wide-ranging guide also offers helpful recommendations on how to lead your own tasting, a glossary of terms, food pairings, and tips on everything from glassware to whiskey festivals and how to read a label.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Cookies & Cocktails: Drink, Dunk & Devour
    Cookies & Cocktails: Drink, Dunk & Devour
    ISBN: 9781982131982
    Title: Cookies & Cocktails: Drink, Dunk & Devour

    Sip luscious libations and satisfy your sweet tooth with these 50 amazing recipe pairings featuring creamy cocktails and delicious desserts--written by a seasoned food writer.

    Milk and cookies are a classic. There's no better culinary combination than a sweet, crumbly, and warm cookie colliding with a rich, cool, creamy liquid...the extraordinary contrast of temperature, texture, and flavor wow and delight our senses. It's no wonder that people have been dunking and drinking for decades.

    But somehow, this magical combination became associated with childhood--a pairing reserved for after-school snacks or Christmas Eve treats for Santa. But, no more A new era has begun. Retro cocktails are more popular than ever (hello, Harvey Wallbanger?) and like mad scientists, bartenders everywhere are crafting cocktails that tap into milk-and-cookie nostalgia too. If you've ever thought a Girl Scout cookie would taste great with a boozy beverage or wished you could order Cereal Milk Punch at your local watering hole, then this book is for you.

    Cookies & Cocktails features dreamy drink recipes paired with delicious cookies, biscuits, wafers, and bars. Whether you crave a cutting-edge craft cocktail or a soul-warming nightcap to end a cozy wintry evening you'll find a sensory surprise on every level. Cheers

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00

  • Death & Co. Modern Classic Cocktails, With More Than 500 Recipes
    Death & Co. Modern Classic Cocktails, With More Than 500 Recipes
    ISBN: 9781607745259
    Title: Death & Co. Modern Classic Cocktails, With More Than 500 Recipes
    Author: KAPLAN DAVID

    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.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $81.00
  • French Moderne: Cocktails from the Twenties and Thirties - with Recipes
    French Moderne: Cocktails from the Twenties and Thirties - with Recipes
    ISBN: 9780847861606
    Title: French Moderne: Cocktails from the Twenties and Thirties - with Recipes

    A fresh take on the classics, from Sazerac to the humble Highball: the adventurous recipes invented when America was dry and Paris was a refuge from Prohibition.

    Following Prohibition, Paris, much like London, became known for serving up original and innovative mixed drinks. Although cocktails were present in the late nineteenth century, it was the interwar period, and particularly& les années folles& that transformed the culture of the cocktail consumption. This fertile time, both intellectually and artistically, was nourished by a growing influx of expatriates from across the Atlantic who made way for an age of experimentation and creation. The new ambassadors of cocktails made alcohols and aperitifs that were specifically French stars of the show. Alongside classic French Vermouth, locally produced spirits including Byrrh, Dubonnet, Suze, and Picon were mixed into distinctly unique cocktails.

    With beautiful archival photographs, illustrations, and advertisements, as well as new photography, Franck Audoux, partner at Le Dauphin and Le Chateaubriand in Paris, brings life back to these forgotten French spirits and aperitifs, by giving them a modern twist. He provides recipes for more than forty classic French cocktails, from the Sazerac to the Highball, and provides contemporary tips and tricks that make them easy to re-create at home. Perfect for lovers of history and French culture, this book captures the spirit and culture of one of the richest periods in the City of Light and is a must-have for the aspiring and experienced home mixologist alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Gin: Distilled The Essential Expert Guide for Gin Lovers
    Gin: Distilled The Essential Expert Guide for Gin Lovers
    ISBN: 9781529102857
    Title: Gin: Distilled The Essential Expert Guide for Gin Lovers

    The perfect accompaniment to a gin and tonic.

    The founders of Junipalooza gin festival, the Ginsmith Award and Gin Kiosk have poured their expertise into this smart, succcinct guide to modern craft gin.


    The concise history of craft gin
    Gin styles and botanicals
    How to taste gin
    Deciphering labels
    Essential gins to try, showcasing the breadth of this spirit
    How best to serve different gins & garnishes to use
    Choosing the right gin for every occasion
    The best gin cocktail recipes - classic and new
    How to make the perfect G&T
    Making home infusions

    Plus much more...

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Ginspiration
    ISBN: 9780241332559
    Title: Ginspiration

    Learn how premium gin is made and gain insight from profiles of more than 45 gins by distillers from all over the world, acquire top tips on how to serve and taste it, and follow step-by-step instructions to make your own irresistible infusions.

    Gin aficionados, let your ima-gin-ation run wild! Curiously quirky yet comprehensive, this is your ultimate guide to choosing and infusing your favorite spirit. Discover 45 of the top craft gins from the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and enjoy an in-depth profile of the smallest commercial distiller of its kind. Soon you'll be familiar with botanical flavors and craft ingredients like raspberry syrup, hibiscus sugar, and smoky ice cubes. Once you know your coupe from your collins, peruse and prepare a gorgeous array of cocktail recipes straight from the mind of international mixologist Klaus St. Rainer. Whether you choose a classic Martini or a Royal Hibiscus Gin Fizz, Ginspiration will put you in the spirit to shake up something sensational.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Halliday Wine Companion 2020
    Halliday Wine Companion 2020
    ISBN: 9781743795583
    Title: Halliday Wine Companion 2020

    For over thirty years James Halliday has been Australia's most respected wine critic, and his Halliday Wine Companion is recognised as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. A best-selling annual, the Halliday Wine Companion is the go-to guide for wine ratings, regions, best varietals, winery reviews and a curated selection of the best wines in Australia. The 2020 edition has been completely revised to bring readers up-to-the-minute information, as well as re-designed in a modern new style to reflect the brand's ever expanding audience. In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes, price, value and advice on best-by drinking, as well as each wine's closure and alcohol content. He provides information about wineries and winemakers, including vineyard sizes, opening times and contact details. The perfect self-purchase or gift for the wine lover in your life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Homebrew Beyond the Basics All-Grain Brewing & Other Next Steps
    Homebrew Beyond the Basics All-Grain Brewing & Other Next Steps
    ISBN: 9781454928102
    Title: Homebrew Beyond the Basics All-Grain Brewing & Other Next Steps

    Make your next beer your best beer with this guide that every brew-lover needs

    How do you brew the best beer ever? Start with this book's photo-intensive guide to all-grain brewing, or skip ahead to advanced mashing techniques and malt selection. Then explore whatever calls to you: take a crash course in water chemistry, try whirlpool hopping, brew a fruit beer, capture wild yeast, make your first Berliner Weisse, or kick the bottles and start kegging. Unique recipes cover everything from traditional parti-gyle stouts to a style-bending American wild ale.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
  • How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time
    How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time
    ISBN: 9781938469350
    Title: How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time
    Author: PALMER JOHN J.

    Fully revised and updated, this is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you are a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you. John Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities -- accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment for brew-ing beer at home, the book is loaded with valuable information on brewing techniques and recipe formulation. A perennial best seller since the release of the 3rd edition in 2006, this is a must-have for every new and seasoned brewers library.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
  • How to Have a Beer
    How to Have a Beer
    ISBN: 9781927249413
    Title: How to Have a Beer

    "Galletly, a journalist, spent a year drinking a different beer every day and reporting on the results in a blog. She continued her 'research' to write this unique book. Forget the serious guides and technical explanations, this is the book every beer-lover will love. With the brazenness of Amy Schumer and the knowledge of the true connoisseur, Galletly draws you into the world of beer, from Pliny the Elder to Three Boys' Oyster Stout, floral perfumed Gunnamatta, and Yeastie Boys' Earl Grey IPA.Her tips include: - Never drink beer out of a bottle. - Frost is bad. - Do not try to match beer to genitalia. - Treat each beer you try as you would a prospective lover."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Lonely Planet's Global Distillery Tour
    Lonely Planet's Global Distillery Tour
    ISBN: 9781788682312
    Title: Lonely Planet's Global Distillery Tour
    Author: 1ST EDITION

    Explore the exciting world of spirits with Lonely Planet. Featuring the best distilleries and bars in over 30 countries, we'll tell you where to go and what to taste - from gin, bourbon and whisky to vodka, cachaca, tequila and more. Includes unmissable regional drinks from South Africa, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Japan, Indonesia, France, Italy, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

    Within each of the 33 countries in Lonely Planet's Global Distillery Tour, we've organised the distilleries alphabetically by region. Each distillery has a suggested must-try drink or tasting experience and also recommended local sights so you can explore the local area in between tasting sessions.

    We've also included bars that are best-in-class for their selection of one particular drink, such as arak in Lebanon or tuak in Malaysia. At the back of the book, you'll find a section dedicated to cocktails: our take on the best mixology magic in the world, and the bars that serve them. Contributions come from specialist spirit reviewers, writers and bloggers.

    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Natural History of Beer
    Natural History of Beer
    ISBN: 9780300233674
    Title: Natural History of Beer

    A celebration of beer--its science, its history, and its impact on human culture

    What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. They explain how we came to drink beer, what ingredients combine to give beers their distinctive flavors, how beer's chemistry works at the molecular level, and how various societies have regulated the production and consumption of beer.

    Drawing from such diverse subject areas as animal behavior, ecology, history, archaeology, chemistry, sociology, law, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, and more, DeSalle and Tattersall entertain and inform with their engaging stories of beer throughout human history and the science behind it all. Readers are invited to grab a beer and explore the fascinating history of its creation.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
  • Nomad Cocktail Book
    Nomad Cocktail Book
    ISBN: 9780399582691
    Title: Nomad Cocktail Book

    Originally published as a separate book packaged inside The NoMad Cookbook, this revised and stand-alone edition of The NoMad Cocktail Book features more than 100 additional recipes, a service manual explaining the art of drink-making according to the NoMad, and 30 new full-color cocktail illustrations. Organized by type of beverage from aperitifs and classics to light, dark, and soft cocktails and syrups/infusions, this comprehensive guide shares the secrets of bar director Leo Robitschek's award-winning cocktail program. The NoMad Bar celebrates classically focused cocktails, while delving into new arenas such as festive, large-format drinks and a selection of reserve cocktails crafted with rare spirits.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • NZ Wine: the Land, the Vines, the People
    NZ Wine: the Land, the Vines, the People
    ISBN: 9781869404789
    Title: NZ Wine: the Land, the Vines, the People
    Author: MORAN WARREN

    Mount Difficulty Pinot Noir and Spy Valley Riesling. Montana Sauvignon Blanc and Cloudy Bay Chardonnay. Though the New Zealand wine industry really began only fifty years ago, vines and winemakers have now spread across the land ¿ from Central Otago to Kumeu, Waipara to Wairarapa ¿ to produce notable wines for New Zealanders and the world. For half a century, geographer and wineenthusiast Warren Moran has followed the development of the industry, talked to the winemakers and tasted the wines. In this book, he provides an unrivalled introduction to New Zealand wine: the climate, soils, and geography our winemakers work with; the grape varieties they have tried to tame; and the extraordinary personalities, families and companies who have made the wine and the industry. After introducing readers to the history and geography of New Zealand wine, this monumental book takes readers to each of the key winegrowing regions to tell the story of wines and winemakers in Auckland, Gisborne, Hawke¿s Bay, the Wairarapa, Marlborough, Canterbury and Central Otago. Illustrated with three-dimensional maps of regions and localities and spectacular photographs of the vineyards, the wines, and the winemakers, New Zealand Wine: The Land, the Vines, the People is a must for all of those interested in understanding the extraordinary wines of New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • NZ Wines 2020 Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide
    NZ Wines 2020 Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide
    ISBN: 9781988516875
    Title: NZ Wines 2020 Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide

    Designed to help the buyer to make informed choices about the best quality wines available, this title is firmly established as the most authoritative and sought-after guide to New Zealand wines. Updated yearly with new tasting notes and ratings, this is a `must-have' publication for the new initiate and the established wine-buff alike. Divided by grape variety to help selection, this comprehensive guide includes vintage ratings, star ratings for quality, and a dryness/sweetness guide. Other features include Classic Wines: wines that consistently achieve an outstanding level of quality for at least three vintages. We have now had over 25 years of Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Oxford Companion to Wine 4ed
    Oxford Companion to Wine 4ed
    ISBN: 9780198705383
    Title: Oxford Companion to Wine 4ed

    Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. More than 180 esteemed contributors (including 58 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world.
    Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present 300 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 percent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country.
    Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts--notably historical, cultural, and scientific--and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $99.00
  • Philosophy of Wine
    Philosophy of Wine
    ISBN: 9780712352789
    Title: Philosophy of Wine
    Author: BALL R

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Seven Moods of Craft Spirits: 350 Great Craft Spirits from Around the World
    Seven Moods of Craft Spirits: 350 Great Craft Spirits from Around the World
    ISBN: 9781999858322
    Title: Seven Moods of Craft Spirits: 350 Great Craft Spirits from Around the World

    The second in the _Seven Moods_ series, this little guide is destined to become the pocket bible to craft spirits for years to come.

    Now is the most exciting time for craft spirits. Craft distilling is riding a perfect wave, as consumers look for provenance and heritage, drink less but better, and seek bespoke and original drinks rather than homogenous global brands. Gin distilling has become particularly popular in London, tequila is back in fashion, Cuban rum is making a resurgence, and great whiskies are being created everywhere, from France to Japan, Taiwan to Denmark.

    Gone are the days of brand loyalty. Instead, drinkers are choosing from a portfolio of drinks to match where they are and what they are doing, from a relaxing gunpowder tea-based gin to a festive spiced rum, and from a contemplative single malt to a fiery absinthe.

    Brought together in one accessible guide, here are 350 of the world_s most interesting and innovative spirits _ whiskies, gins, vodkas, rums, brandies, liqueurs, poteens, tequilas, piscas, schnapps, and brandies/cognacs. Researched and written by leading whisky writer, Dominic Roskrow, each entry includes a specially commissioned drawing, tasting description, strength, distillery information, and spirit type.

    Each chapter is devoted to seven different moods (Social, Adventurous, Poetic, Bucolic, Contemplative, Gastronomic, Imaginative), and alongside the entries there are numerous useful features on related subjects, including gin and whisky distilleries, spirit bars, whisky festivals, craft distillers, and mixing spirits and food.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Waiheke Island: a World of Wine
    Waiheke Island: a World of Wine
    ISBN: 9780994138330
    Title: Waiheke Island: a World of Wine

    Step into the vineyards. Meet the people. Discover their stories.

    Waiheke Island is an internationally acclaimed destination producing world-class wine – but it didn’t start off that way. Meet the enterprising, determined and inspiring collective who planted vineyards and transformed this special place into an award-winning island of outstanding wines. Who are they? Where did they come from? Turn the pages. Pour a glass of wine. Celebrate their endeavours.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Whisky Dictionary: An A-Z of Whisky, from History & Heritage to Distilling & Drinking
    Whisky Dictionary: An A-Z of Whisky, from History & Heritage to Distilling & Drinking
    ISBN: 9781784725488
    Title: Whisky Dictionary: An A-Z of Whisky, from History & Heritage to Distilling & Drinking

    An illustrated A-Z compendium of everything you need to know about whisky, from all over the world.
    This is the drinker's guide to every aspect of whisky, from Scotch to Japanese, rye to bourbon and beyond. With hundreds of entries covering everything from history, ingredients and distilling techniques to flavor notes, cocktails and the many varieties of whisky from all around the world, renowned whisky expert Ian Wisniewski explores and unlocks the wonderful world of a drink like no other.
    Entries include...AgeingAmerican OakBourbonBurn's NightCask StrengthCraft MovementDrynessEco-ProductionFermentationFlavor CompoundsIndependent BottlersJapanese WhiskeyKentucky Bourbon FestivalMaster DistillerNoseOak CasksOrganicProhibitionQuaichSherry CasksTanninsTasting TechniquesYieldZero-Emissions...and many more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Wine Folly: a Visual Guide to the World of Wine
    Wine Folly: a Visual Guide to the World of Wine
    ISBN: 9780718183073
    Title: Wine Folly: a Visual Guide to the World of Wine

    Red or white? Cabernet or Merlot? Medium or full-bodied? Drinking great wine isn't hard, but finding a great wine is much easier when you understand the fundamentals. Using artistic info-graphics and flowcharts, Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack have created a robust resource packed with information. From tips on which glasses to use, and easy-to-grasp flavour wheels for each wine type, to simple tasting and food-pairing notes, Wine Folly is a fascinating modern and colourful guide. This accessible book will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to enjoy great wines. The perfect wine companion.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Wine Reads
    Wine Reads
    ISBN: 9781611854930
    Title: Wine Reads

    Country & Townhouse's Best Book for Christmas, 2018

    A delectable anthology celebrating the finest writing on wine.

    In this richly literary anthology, Jay McInerney - bestselling novelist and acclaimed wine columnist for Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal and House and Garden - selects over twenty pieces of memorable fiction and nonfiction about the making, selling and, of course, drinking of fine wine.

    Including excerpts from novels, short fiction, memoir and narrative nonfiction, Wine Reads features big names in the trade and literary heavyweights alike. We follow Kermit Lynch to the Northern Rhône in a chapter from his classic Adventures on the Wine Route. In an excerpt from Between Meals, long-time New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling raises feeding and imbibing on a budget in Paris into something of an art form - and discovers a very good rosé from just west of the Rhone. Michael Dibdin's fictional Venetian detective Aurelio Zen gets a lesson in Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello vintages from an eccentric celebrity. Jewish-Czech writer and gourmet Joseph Wechsberg visits the medieval Château d'Yquem to sample different years of the "roi des vins" alongside a French connoisseur who had his first taste of wine at age four.
    Also showcasing an iconic scene from Rex Pickett's Sideways and work by Jancis Robinson, Benjamin Wallace and McInerney himself, this is an essential volume for any disciple of Bacchus.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • World of Whisky
    World of Whisky
    ISBN: 9781911624639
    Title: World of Whisky

    This authoritative book gives simple advice on how to enjoy the immense diversity of whisky, and how to become more adventurous with your choice of flavors and styles.

    Whisky is the world's favorite spirit and is enjoying booming sales, yet too often it is shrouded in mystery, myth and complex-sounding terminology. This book--written by three world-class experts--cuts through the jargon and offers first-rate advice on what to taste and try. It covers not just famous Highland malts, Irish pot still whiskeys, and American bourbons, but also whiskies from South East Asia, Japan, and Canada.

    Each entry includes a short description of the distillery, information for visitors, tasting notes, and flavor profiles of the best-known blends. The history of whisky and its production methods are clearly explained, and there is advice on how to nose, taste, and savor, as well as how to organize a whisky tasting. There is also a selection of classic whisky cocktails, and advice on food pairing.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00