• 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
    Author: ROSKROW DOMINIC

    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
    $45.00
  • 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

    $40.00
  • Beyond the Vines: The Changing Landscape of Wine in Aotearoa NZ
    Beyond the Vines: The Changing Landscape of Wine in Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9780473546632
    Title: Beyond the Vines: The Changing Landscape of Wine in Aotearoa NZ
    Author: COSTELLO JULES VAN

    Beyond the Vines: The Changing Landscape of Wine in Aotearoa New Zealand is a deep dive into the world of wine in Aotearoa - past, present and future. Beyond the Vines profiles 65 of the country's most exciting and innovative producers and explores the wine regions and various grapes we've made our own. It is a look at the strengths and struggles of our unique wine industry and a discussion of some of the challenges it will face in years to come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Brew
    Brew
    ISBN: 9781781452783
    Title: Brew
    Author: ADAMS MITCHEL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing
    Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing
    ISBN: 9780760350461
    Title: Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing
    Author: BREW YOUR OWN EDITORS


    Packed with recipes, expert advice, step-by-step photos, and lots more, this official guide from Brew Your Own is a necessity for anyone who's into homebrew.

    For more than two decades, America's homebrewers have turned to Brew Your Own magazine for the best information on making incredible beer at home. From well-tested recipes to expert advice, Brew Your Own sets the standard for quality. Now, for the first time, the magazine's best homebrew guides, recipes, troubleshooting, and tips are brought together in one book.


    The Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing is the ultimate all-in-one homebrew book. It's a first-time homebrewer's best friend, explaining the entire brewing process from start to finish with step-by-step photography. Yet it has plenty for the experienced homebrewer as well, including:

    • Fully-illustrated guides for making the jump to all-grain brewing and for setting up your first kegging system
    • More than 50 sought-after recipes to craft your favorite breweries' beers
    • A deep dive on brewing ingredients
    • The most useful troubleshooting features and tips from the pros from two decades of the magazine

    Whether you're looking to get into brewing, up your game, or find inspiration for your next brew day, this book has what you need.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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: $78.00
    $78.00
  • Drink What You Want The Subjective Guide to Making Objectively Delicious Cocktails
    Drink What You Want The Subjective Guide to Making Objectively Delicious Cocktails
    ISBN: 9780525575771
    Title: Drink What You Want The Subjective Guide to Making Objectively Delicious Cocktails
    Author: DEBARY JOHN

    A nonjudgmental, back-to-basics approach to making custom cocktails that's as fun as it is definitive--from a renowned New York City bartender who's worked everywhere from PDT to Momofuku.

    John deBary is a veritable cocktail expert with a 100-proof personality, a dash of fun, and garnished with flair--there's nothing muddled about him. In Drink What You Want, John breaks down the science of mixology (yes, it's a science) and explains the rules of drink-making. Most important, you'll learn how to tweak any drink, both classic and creative, to your preferences and moods. Are you adventurous or traditional? Sweet or bitter? Brown liquor or clear?
    While giving newbies a rundown of cocktail culture, lingo, and etiquette, John turns the "cocktail book" concept on its ear by infusing a traditionally formal topic with his fresh, conversational voice. Mixology geeks and bottomless brunchers alike will revel in the craft of the cocktail, from classic to modern to funky. Cocktails are about creativity and setting the mood, and Drink What You Want overflows with both.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00

    $48.00
  • Gin
    Gin
    ISBN: 9781501353277
    Title: Gin
    Author: MILLIKEN SHONNA

    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.
    Gin tastes like Christmas to some and rotten pine chips to others, but nearly everyone familiar with the spirit holds immediate gin nostalgia.

    Although early medical textbooks treated it as a healing agent, early alchemists (as well as their critics) claimed gin's base was a path to immortality and also Satan's tool. In more recent times, the gin trade consolidated the commercial and political power of nations and prompted a social campaign against women. Gin has been used successfully as a defense for murder; blamed for massive unrest in 18th-century England; and advertised for as an abortifacient.

    From its harshest proto-gin distillation days to the current smooth craft models, gin plays a powerful cultural role in film, music, and literature one that is arguably older, broader, and more complex than any other spirit.
    Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • 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
    Author: GIN FOUNDRY - FOUNDERS OF JUNIPALOOZA STAFF

    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.

    Includes-

    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
    $30.00
  • Gin: How to Drink It 125 Gins, 4 Ways
    Gin: How to Drink It 125 Gins, 4 Ways
    ISBN: 9781784726638
    Title: Gin: How to Drink It 125 Gins, 4 Ways
    Author: BROOM DAVE


    Written by the Fortnum & Mason Drinks Writer of the Year 2020.

    Updated with more than 80 new gins.

    With more gin brands available than ever before, you need to know how to choose and get the most out of the brands you buy, understanding their flavours so you drink them in the most delicious way possible.

    Award-winning spirits writer Dave Broom has tested thousands of gins from all over the world to choose the 125 selected to appear in this book. As well as the gin selection, he has also tasted and scored each one four ways - in a G&T, a negroni, a martini and with lemonade (a gin that's perfect for a martini may be exactly the opposite in a G&T). So not only do you get to drink the world's best gins, you get to drink them in the best possible way.

    Praise for the first edition:
    "You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive" - Huffington Post



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Guide to NZ Gin
    Guide to NZ Gin
    ISBN: 9413000068474
    Title: Guide to NZ Gin
    Author: GRBICH GEORGE

    Guide To New Zealand Gin 2020
    Worlds first guide to New Zealand gin. Featuring 95 gins from 36 brands across the country.

    The Guide to New Zealand Gin is published by People Media Group. We are passionate about New Zealand and all the great products we produce. Our professional gin tasters and editors have ensured total independence to provide our readers with the highest quality information to support their love of gin.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Halliday Wine Companion 2020
    Halliday Wine Companion 2020
    ISBN: 9781743795583
    Title: Halliday Wine Companion 2020
    Author: HALLIDAY JAMES

    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
    $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
    Author: KARNOWSKI MIKE

    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
    $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: $52.00
    $52.00
  • How to Drink Tea
    How to Drink Tea
    ISBN: 9781529107562
    Title: How to Drink Tea
    Author: WILDISH STEPHEN


    Can't we all just get oolong?


    We are a nation of tea drinkers. 84% of Brits drink tea every day, and we get through 100 million cups daily. When a survey asked us what the country's national emblem should be, the most resounding answer, with 32 per cent of the vote, was a cup of tea.


    And yet... most of us are doing it wrong.


    Enter tea-drinking expert and infusion connoisseur, Stephen Wildish. His complete guide to the fine art of tea includes: brewing guides for the proportionally challenged; simple to follow but desperately important rules (such as: the tea-bag and milk should never touch); cooling guides (charting the exact millisecond when the temperature of tea goes from hotter than the sun to stone cold); taxonomies of tea and much more. It is the perfect gift for every tea lover.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine 2021
    Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine 2021
    ISBN: 9781784726805
    Title: Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine 2021
    Author: JOHNSON HUGH


    The world's best-selling annual wine guide.

    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 44th year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide.

    Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both.

    This latest edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book includes a colour supplement on terroir.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Japanese Sake Bible
    Japanese Sake Bible
    ISBN: 9784805315057
    Title: Japanese Sake Bible
    Author: ASHCRAFT BRIAN

    The Japanese Sake Bible is the ultimate book about Japan's national drink--from its history and culture to its ingredients and production methods, how to choose the best sake and recommended food pairings.Author Brian Ashcraft--the author of the popular guide--Japanese Whisky--has put together lively commentaries based on dozens of interviews with master brewers and sake experts across Japan. His fascinating stories are accompanied by over 300 full-color photographs, maps and drawings. A unique feature of this book is that it includes reviews, tasting notes, scores and a buying guide for over 100 of the leading sake brands, written by respected Japanese sake expert Takashi Eguchi. These include all the sakes most commonly found outside Japan. Each sake has a photo of the label, tasting notes, a score and recommended food pairings. Information on the leading brewers is provided, and the sakes are grouped by flavor profile. Japanese sake is brewed worldwide today and is winning over many converts. A foreword by sake connoisseur and world-renowned DJ Richie Hawtin addresses the spread in global popularity and the shared mission of making this specialty beverage as accessible as possible. With the help of this book you'll soon become an expert in selecting, serving and enjoying Japan's favorite drink.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Little Book of Gin Distilled to Perfection
    Little Book of Gin Distilled to Perfection
    ISBN: 9781911610984
    Title: Little Book of Gin Distilled to Perfection
    Author: ORANGE HIPPO! (GENERAL EDITOR)


    Ginspiration' to keep you shaken and stirred. Gin may be the national spirit of Britain, but it is now a drink that belongs to the world. It's gone 'ginternational', if you will. Within the last decade or so gin consumption has exploded, becoming the most popular alcoholic refreshment in the world, overtaking whisky and vodka.


    Following the rules dictated by supply and demand, The Little Book of Gin is here to toast gin's extraordinary 'ginaissance' in the 21st century and to celebrate everyone's tipple of choice through wit and wisdom, facts and stats in a single serving-sized compendium.


    Filled to the rim with history, how to's, what for's, drinking games, cocktail recipes and serving suggestions as well as a whole host of 'gintellectual' curiosites, The Little Book of Gin is 'ginfinite' in its revelry.


    ""The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire"" Winston Churchill - During WWII, British naval officers received a daily ration of gin


    Gin takes its name from the Dutch word for juniper, genever. (It was the Dutch who invented gin, not the English)
    Gin is the national spirit of Britain. It comes as no surprise then that gin has been having a ""ginaissance"", in the last decade, with more bottles of the gin being sold than ever before.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Little Book of Whisky Matured to Perfection
    Little Book of Whisky Matured to Perfection
    ISBN: 9781911610977
    Title: Little Book of Whisky Matured to Perfection
    Author: ORANGE HIPPO!


    The Little Book of Whisky
    is here to listen, entertain and help you imbibe as many whisky-soaked titbits of wit and wisdom as possible.


    Whisky, aqua vitae, the water of life, the spirit of the Gods, the hard stuff - whatever you call it, has long been many people's best friend. But now your best friend has a new best friend - The Little Book of Whisky, a tiny tome guaranteed to raise your spirits with its fine blend of whisky facts & stats, quotes & quips, and matured with whisky history and heritage. The Little Book of Whisky is a guaranteed 100 proof... of excellence.


    "I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already." Tommy Cooper


    "A good gulp of hot whiskey at bedtime - it's not very scientific, but it helps." Alexander Fleming on how to kill a common cold


    If this doesn't make you want to visit Scotland nothing will. The nation is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing whisky. That's four barrels for every Scottish person. No wonder they want their independence.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • 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
    $70.00
  • NZ Wines 2021 Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide
    NZ Wines 2021 Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide
    ISBN: 9781988516868
    Title: NZ Wines 2021 Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide
    Author: COOPER MICHAEL

    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Oxford Companion to Wine 4ed
    Oxford Companion to Wine 4ed
    ISBN: 9780198705383
    Title: Oxford Companion to Wine 4ed
    Author: ROBINSON JANCIS & HARDING JULIA

    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: $112.00
    $112.00
  • Philosophy of Gin
    Philosophy of Gin
    ISBN: 9780712353601
    Title: Philosophy of Gin
    Author: PEYTON JANE

    Few, if any, alcoholic drinks have the dramatic and multi-faceted history of gin. In this fascinating new installment of the British Library's pocket philosophies, gin is explored through its origins in Holland, where it was popularized by William of Orange; its roots in medicine; its capacity to provide an albeit destructive escapism during the Gin Craze; its influence on language--responsible for the coining of "dutch courage;" and its current status as a popular social beverage and a pastime for those keen to experiment with flavoring their own gins. The Philosophy of Gin covers the historic transformation of the beverage, ideal flavor pairings for the gin connoisseur, and how a spirit once given a wide berth by the middle and upper classes now attracts such a large proportion of the public to choose gin as their tipple of choice.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Spirited
    Spirited
    ISBN: 9781838661618
    Title: Spirited
    Author: SEWELL ANDY & STILLMAN ADRIENNE


    A major global celebration of classic and cutting-edge cocktail recipes that defi ne the way we drink, wherever we are


    Spiritedis the most important book of cocktails from around the world -- researched and collected for the home drink maker. It spotlights hundreds of cocktail recipes from the past 500 years and 60 countries, ranging from renowned iconic classics to lesser-known regional specialties to influential bespoke drinks -- each reflecting the era, location, or bar that inspired it. Contemporary design and a wealth of commissioned photographs create an authoritative, accessible global guide that perfectly distills the cocktail's distinctive essence. The perfect book for celebrating!



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Stalin's Wine Cellar
    Stalin's Wine Cellar
    ISBN: 9781760893132
    Title: Stalin's Wine Cellar
    Author: BAKER JOHN

    In the late 1990s, John Baker was known as a purveyor of quality rare and old wines. Always entrepreneurial and up for adventure, he was the perfect person for an occasional business partner to approach with a mysterious wine list that was foreign to anything John, or his second-in-command, Kevin Hopko, had ever come across.The list was discovered to be a comprehensive catalogue of the wine collection of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia. The wine had become the property of the state after the Russian Revolution of 1918, during which Nicholas and his entire family were executed. Now owned by Stalin, the wine was discretely removed to a remote Georgian winery when Stalin was concerned the advancing Nazi army might overrun Russia, and inevitably loot artefacts and treasures. Half a century later, the wine was rumoured to be hidden underground and off any known map.John and Kevin embarked on an audacious, colourful and potentially dangerous journey to Georgia to discover if the wines actually existed; if the bottles were authentic and whether the entire collection could be bought and transported to a major London auction house for sale.A multimillion dollar cellar and a breathtaking collection of wine (and one very expensive broken bottle) is the elusive treasure. The cast of characters include Stalin, Hitler, Tsar Nicholas II and a motley bunch of Georgian businessmen/cowboys toting handguns, in the early days of Russian business development that led to the world of Putin and oligarchs.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Waiheke Island: a World of Wine
    Waiheke Island: a World of Wine
    ISBN: 9780994138330
    Title: Waiheke Island: a World of Wine
    Author: DUNLEAVY CLARE

    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
    $70.00
  • Which Wine When What to Drink with the Food You Love
    Which Wine When What to Drink with the Food You Love
    ISBN: 9781529104851
    Title: Which Wine When What to Drink with the Food You Love
    Author: STRICKETT CLAIRE & BLAIZE ALBERT


    'A brilliantly simple guide to give anyone instant confidence choosing wine.' Russell Norman


    Which Wine When offers brilliant wine matches to the food we eat every day.


    This is for anyone who knows their sourdough from their sliced white but still finds themselves standing in the wine aisle making panicked decisions about what to drink based on special offers, a vague memory or a nice-looking label.


    Now you'll be able to look up dish or style of cooking and find three recommendations - and if the shop doesn't have what you want, Bert and Claire give you the words to ask for the type of wine you're looking for. From takeaways and snacks to Sunday lunches, home-cooked classics, cheese and desserts, these expert wine matches are fun, affordable and simple enough you can pop to a supermarket or local wine shop.


    Whether you're ordering a curry, taking a bottle to a friend's, going out for dinner, or vegging out on the sofa with a bowl of pasta, Which Wine When will turn even the most down-to-earth meal into a magical combination of what's on your plate and what's in your glass. Don't wander the wine aisle without it.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Wine A Graphic History
    Wine A Graphic History
    ISBN: 9781910593806
    Title: Wine A Graphic History
    Author: SIMMAT BENOIST

    A graphic history of wine, from ancient times to today

    The history of wine is the history of civilization. It is the religious drink par excellence. In Greek mythology, references to wine abound. In the Bible, after the Flood, Noah plants a vineyard. In the Middle Ages, it was in the monasteries and churches that the syrupy drink of antiquity, unpalatable if not diluted, was transformed into the wine we know today. Wine expert Benoist Simmat and artist Daniel Casanave trace the story of wine from its origins in the Mediterranean to the globalized industry of the 21st century. Spanning the innovations that have punctuated wine's long history, from oak-barrel aging to the invention of the bottle, Wine: A Graphic Historyleaves readers with a fresh view of our own drinking culture.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Wine Reads
    Wine Reads
    ISBN: 9781611854930
    Title: Wine Reads
    Author: MCINERNEY JAY ED


    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
    $28.00
  • With Alcohol Anything Is Popsicle 60 Frozen Cocktails
    With Alcohol Anything Is Popsicle 60 Frozen Cocktails
    ISBN: 9780008382353
    Title: With Alcohol Anything Is Popsicle 60 Frozen Cocktails
    Author: DAVIS JASSY


    Boozy ice lollies you can make at home.


    The sun is out,& the mercury is finally hitting 30 degees ... what better way to toast the start of summer than with a frozen cocktail - on a stick!


    With the onset of summer, the alcoholic ice-lolly trend is getting BIG. The adult popsicle market is one of the fastest-growing product areas in the ice cream market, with sales up 23% to £40m in the past year, according to Kantar Worldpanel.


    From high-end gourmet ice pops on the festival scene to mass-market popsicles that were a sell-out at Aldi, people's appetite for frozen booze is growing. Even Fortnum and Mason have produced their own alcoholic ice-lollies for the best people. But why go for shop-bought, when you can easily mix and freeze these drinks at home, and never spill a drop.


    This book provides 60 recipes for popsicles, slushies and ice-creamy frozen drinks, with stylish photography.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • World Atlas of Beer
    World Atlas of Beer
    ISBN: 9781784726270
    Title: World Atlas of Beer
    Author: WEBB TIM & BEAUMONT STEPHEN


    As craft brewing continues to go from strength to strength across the world, World Atlas of Beer is the definitive and essential guide to beer. Understand the rich, multi-faceted traditions of Belgium, the Nordic legend that is Finnish Sahti, the relatively new phenomenon of the New England hazy IPA, and why Australia's lower-strength beers are one of its great successes. With thousands of breweries now operating around the globe, and more opening every day, this is the expert guide to what is really worth drinking.

    Country by country the book considers a vast range of beer techniques, styles and traditions. Detailed maps describe crucial trends in major territories and features such as matching beer with food and how to pour different kinds of beer complete the picture.

    Now in a fully updated third edition, this book is the perfect companion to help you explore the best beers the world has to offer.

    Praise for the second edition of World Atlas of Beer:
    'Written with authority and wit... the perfect guide to the rapidly changing beer scene' - the Guardian



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00