• 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
  • 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
    Author: ATHERTON SOPHIE

    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
    $23.00
  • Brew
    Brew
    ISBN: 9781781452783
    Title: Brew
    Author: ADAMS MITCHEL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • 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
    Author: VAN COSTELLO JULES

    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
    $40.00
  • 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: $79.00
    $79.00
  • Distilled: From Absinthe & Brandy to Vodka & Whisky, the World's Finest Artisan Spirits Unearthed, Explained & Enjoyed
    Distilled: From Absinthe & Brandy to Vodka & Whisky, the World's Finest Artisan Spirits Unearthed, Explained & Enjoyed
    ISBN: 9781784724467
    Title: Distilled: From Absinthe & Brandy to Vodka & Whisky, the World's Finest Artisan Spirits Unearthed, Explained & Enjoyed
    Author: RIDLEY NEIL & HARRISON JOEL


    Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards Drink Book of the Year 2015. Spirited Awards Nominee for Best New Spirits Book 2015.

    This book uncovers the best spirits the world has to offer. These are not necessarily the best-known examples on the planet - though if they are good, they have a place here - but the best crafted and most interesting. Spirit by spirit Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley explain what you need to know to appreciate a spirit - its ingredients, its classic forms, the choices a distiller makes in creating it - and offer their picks to 'Drink Before You Expire' - the world's best examples of their type, from gin and rum to shochu and tequila. There are plenty of suggestions for how to drink too, with innovative and classic cocktails and their insider tips on getting the best out of your spirits.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Halliday Wine Companion 2021 The Bestselling and Definitive Guide to Australian Wine
    Halliday Wine Companion 2021 The Bestselling and Definitive Guide to Australian Wine
    ISBN: 9781743796443
    Title: Halliday Wine Companion 2021 The Bestselling and Definitive Guide to Australian Wine
    Author: HALLIDAY JAMES

    The annual bible for lovers of Australian wine, detailing the best wineries and vintages of the key regions.

    For over thirty years James Halliday has been Australia's most respected wine critic, and his Halliday Wine Companion is recognized 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 2021 edition has been completely revised to bring readers up-to-the-minute information.

    In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes with points, price, value symbol 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
  • 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 Have a Beer
    How to Have a Beer
    ISBN: 9781927249413
    Title: How to Have a Beer
    Author: GALLETLY ALICE

    "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
    $26.00
  • Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine 2020
    Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine 2020
    ISBN: 9781784724849
    Title: Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine 2020
    Author: JOHNSON HUGH


    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, 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 'Wine Flavour: How, What, Why?'



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
    $33.00
  • Natural History of Beer
    Natural History of Beer
    ISBN: 9780300233674
    Title: Natural History of Beer
    Author: DESALLE ROB ; TATTERSALL IAN; WYNNE PATRICIA J

    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
    $57.00
  • 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 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
    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. We have now had over 25 years of Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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
    Author: ROSKROW DOMINIC

    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
    $35.00
  • Sommelier's Atlas of Taste A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe
    Sommelier's Atlas of Taste A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe
    ISBN: 9780399578236
    Title: Sommelier's Atlas of Taste A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe
    Author: PARR RAJAT MACKAY JORDAN

    The first definitive reference book to describe, region-by-region, how the great wines of Europe should taste. This will be the go-to guide for aspiring sommeliers, wine aficionados who want to improve their blind tasting skills, and amateur enthusiasts looking for a straightforward and visceral way to understand and describe wine.

    In this seminal addition to the wine canon, noted experts Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay share everything they've learned in their decades of tasting wine. The result is the most in-depth study of the world's greatest wine regions ever published. There are books that describe the geography of wine regions. And there are books that describe the way basic wines and grapes should taste. But there are no books that describe the intricacies of the way wines from various subregions, soils, and appellations should taste. Now, for the first time ever, you can learn about the differences between wines from the 7 grand crus and 40 premier crus of Chablis, or the terroirs in Barolo, Champagne, and Bordeaux. Paying attention to styles, winemakers, soils, and the most cutting-edge of trends, this book explains how to understand the wines of the world not in the classical way, but in the modern way--appellation by appellation, soil by soil, technique by technique--making it an essential reference and instant classic.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00

    $75.00
  • 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
  • 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