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The Sake Handbook

by John Gauntner

The Sake Handbook is a compact guide to the history, brewing, and distinctive flavors of sake. Just what are jizake, namazake and ginjoshu? The Sake Handbook answers all these questions and many more about sake,...


Bartender Magazine's Ultimate Bartender's Guide

Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide: 75th Anniversary Edition

by John Wiley, Jonathan Pogash & Rick Rodgers

For 75 years, Mr. Boston has been America's bestselling drink-mixing guide

Every bartender's favorite drink-mixing guide is better than ever in this all-new edition. This guide features new cocktail recipes from...


The Cocktailian Chronicles: Life with the Professor, Volume 1

by Gaz Regan & Stuffy Shmitt

The Cocktailian Chronicles is a compilation of re-edited, annotated columns, written by gaz regan, that first appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle in 2003, 2004, and a wee bit of 2005. The book is illustrated...


Ultimate Little Frozen Drinks Book

by Ray Foley

More than 1000 frozen drink recipes! The best drinks from the blender The Ultimate Little Frozen Drinks Book is the perfect drink resource for any bar, party or event. With more than 1,000 of the best blender...


The Little Green Book of Absinthe: An Essential Companion with Lore, Trivia, and Classic and Contemporary Cocktails

by Paul Owens

Read Paul Owens and Paul Nathan's posts on the Penguin Blog

A celebration of "the green goddess"-this is the first book to share absinthe recipes since it was recently legalized in the U.S.

This enticing little...


Heart and Soul: Australia's First Families of Wine

by Graeme Lofts & James Halliday

A look at the famous families who pioneered the Australian wine industry over generations

Heart and Soul takes you on a journey through the history, the people, the vineyards, and the regions of Australia's most...


Big Shots: The Men Behind the Booze

by A.J. Baime

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Alcoholica Esoterica: A Collection of Useful and Useless Information As It Relates to the History andConsumption of All Manner of Booze

by Ian Lendler

Finally, there’s a book that’s almost as much fun as having a couple of drinks. Alcoholica Esoterica presents the history and culture of booze as told by a writer with a knack for distilling all the boring...


I'll Drink to That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World's Most Popular Wine

by Rudolph Chelminski

The remarkable saga of the wine and people of Beaujolais and Georges Duboeuf, the peasant lad who brought both world recognition.

Every third week of November, wine shops around the world announce "Le Beaujolais...


A-Z of Whisky

by Gavin D Smith & Richard Paterson

WHISKY is not only the world's most consistently successful and popular drink, it is also one of the oldest, having been around in one form or another since the first millennium. However, documentary records...


Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl

by David Wondrich

An Authoritative, historically informed tribute to the punch bowl, by the James Beard Award-winning author of Imbibe!.

Replete with historical anecdotes, expert observations, notes on technique and ingredients,...


Best Summer Drinks

by Ray Foley

Perfect summer promo or cash-wrap title, from the ultimate authority on bartending, Bartender Magazine. From Bartender Magazine, the number one publication for the bartending trade and the most respected name...


Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar Featuringthe

by David Wondrich

A lively, historically informed, and definitive guide to classic American cocktails.

Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks-and the...


Ultimate Little Cocktail Book

by Ray Foley

More than 1000 cocktail recipe! Top recipes from the pros The Ultimate Little Cocktail Book is the perfect drink resource for any bar, party or event. With more than 1,000 of the best cocktail recipes form America's...


The Practical Distiller

by Samuel McHarry

The Practical Distiller was first published in 1809 when spirit distillation was legal in the United States. It describes the methods for making whiskey and other forms of liquor from the 1600's onward. This...


Reading between the Wines

by Terry Theise

Acclaimed importer and wine guru Terry Theise, long known for his top-notch portfolio and his illustrious writing, now offers this opinionated, idiosyncratic, and beautifully written testament to wine. What...


Vodka 1000

by Ray Foley

Ray Foley, publisher of Bartender magazine, presents 1,000 cocktails, food recipes, fascinating facts, and resources about the spirit that inspired such marvelous inventions as the Martini, the Cosmopolitan,...


The New Connoisseurs' Guidebook to California Wine and Wineries

by Charles E. Olken & Joseph Furstenthal

For this powerful successor to his best-selling guide to California wine, Charles E. Olken has joined forces with Joseph Furstenthal to craft The New Connoisseurs' Guidebook to California Wine and Wineries....


Wine Secrets

by Marnie Old

Inside Tips from Top Wine Experts

 

Michael Mondavi, Jacques Pépin, Gina Gallo, and Kevin Zraly are just four of the contributors to Wine Secrets—a compilation of tips and tricks from today’s top wine...


The Standard Wine Cookbook

by Anne Director

Petterson's California Journal "The Standard Wine Cookbook, by Anne Director, is the perfect addition to any cooking library. Director has recorded hundreds of food and drink recipes using wine from around the...


The Complete Book of Spirits: A Guide to Their History, Production, and Enjoyment

by Anthony Dias Blue

An indispensable follow-up to his classic Complete Book of Mixed Drinks, Anthony Dias Blue presents The Complete Book of Spirits, a comprehensive collection of history, lore, and tasting tips, along with recipes...


The Quotable Drunkard: Words of Wit, Wisdom, and Philosophy from the Bottom of the Glass

by Steven Kates

"Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne."

--Dorothy Parker

From pubs, alehouses, wine bars, vineyards, across the table, and under the table comes a flowing river of...


The Geography of Wine: How Landscapes, Cultures, Terroir, and the Weather Make a Good Drop

by Brian J. Sommers

Wine is more than taste, smell, and appearance-it is a reflection of a place and its people. Why is Bordeaux a great place for red wines? Why do some places produce Rieslings and others produce Chardonnay? A...


How to Booze: Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice

by Jordan Kaye & Marshall Altier

There is a perfect drink for every situation. So what should you drink tonight? It depends . . .

Are you stalking your ex? Try a pisco sour.

Drowning out the ticking of your biological clock? A bee's knees will...


History in a Glass: Sixty Years of Wine Writing from Gourmet

by Gourmet Magazine Editors & Ruth Reichl

When Gourmet magazine debuted in the 1940s, America’s wineries were still reeling from the lingering effects of Prohibition and the loss of wines from war-torn Europe. But for every closed door, there was...


Tasting Pleasure: Confessions of a Wine Lover

by Jancis Robinson

Even the French admit that Jancis Robinson is the "undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wine" (Le Figaro). Internationally renowned for her work in both television and print, she is the editor of the bestselling...


Gaz Regan's Annual Manual for Bartenders, 2011

by Gary Regan

gaz regan's Annual Manual for Bartenders will be the go-to book for professional bartenders worldwide. The Joy of Mixology, regan's groundbreaking 2003 work, has become required reading for staff members at...


Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails

by Ted Haigh

In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand-picked collection of 80 rare-and-worth-rediscovered...


The Art of Distilling Whiskey and Other Spirits: An Enthusiast's Guide to the Artisan Distilling of Potent Potables

by Bill Owens & Alan Dikty

This book is a backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and more. The reader, the ultimate spirits aficionado, will learn how water and grain are transformed...


Wine Lover's Devotional

by Jonathon Alsop

For true oenophiles, there is discipline, devotion, and strict traditions to follow. For the general population, oenophilia is simply "the love of wine". By nature, wine lovers are collectors: bottles, vintages,...


Strong Waters: A Simple Guide to Making Beer, Wine, Cider and Other Spirited Beverages at Home

by Scott Mansfield & Anya Fernald

Discover the Many Rewards of Homemade Spirits—Unique, Flavorful, Economical and Surprisingly Easy to Make!

Today’s renewed interest in making wine and beer at home amounts to nothing less than a renaissance....


Making Wild Wines & Meads: 125 Unusual Recipes Using Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & More

by Rich Gulling & Pattie Vargas

Make extraordinary homemade wines from everything BUT grapes! Exotic wines, honey meads, spicy metheglins, and fruity melomels -- there's no end to the list of delicious elixirs you can make using ingredients...


Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest: A Guide to the Wine Countries of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Idaho

by Cole Danehower & Andrea Johnson

Superbly balanced pinot noirs; crisp rieslings; rich, heady syrahs: these are only a fraction of the expertly crafted wines being produced in the Pacific Northwest's diverse and distinctive wine countries. Second...


Champagne: How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times

by Don Kladstrup & Petie Kladstrup

Throughout history, waves of invaders have coveted the northeast corner of France: Attila the Hun in the fifth century, the English in the Hundred Years War, the Prussians in the nineteenth century. Yet this...


The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide

by Leslie Sbrocco

When Leslie asks her audiences what types of information they want in a new book, the overwhelming response is a portable compilation of top picks. Leslie Sbrocco's Simple and Savy Wine Guide is packed with...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine Basics, 2nd Edition

by Tara Q. Thomas

From grape lover to grape aficionado. The possibilities of learning about and buying wine have expanded and so has The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Wine Basics with a new edition. Here, readers can get their...


A Year of Wine: Perfect Pairings, Great Buys, and What to Sip for Each Season

by Tyler Colman

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


To Cork or Not To Cork

by George M Taber

In Judgment of Paris, George M. Taber masterfully chronicled the historic 1976 wine tasting when unknown California wines defeated top French ones, marking a major turning point in wine history. Now he explores...


First Big Crush: The Down and Dirty on Making Great Wine Down Under

by Eric Arnold

The story behind the bottle, First Big Crush is Eric Arnold's wild account of his year immersing himself in all things wine...and somehow not winding up in rehab.

Never having held a meaningful job for very...


Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine

by George M Taber

The only reporter present at the mythic Paris Tasting of 1976—a blind tasting where a panel of esteemed French judges chose upstart California wines over France’s best—for the first time introduces the...


Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide, 7th Edition: The Complete, Easy-to-Use Reference on Recent Vintages, Prices, and Ratings for More than 8,000 Wines from A

by Robert M. Parker

Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the eagerly anticipated seventh edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to...


Sniffing the Cork: And Other Wine Myths Demystified

by Judy Beardsall

A user-friendly guide to ordering, buying, and collecting wine, by a woman with twenty years’ experience in the male-dominated industry.

Sniffing the Cork is a user-friendly guide that tells you everything...


Investing in Liquid Assets: Uncorking Profits in Today's Global Wine Market

by David Sokolin & Alexandra Bruce

Now more than ever, the value of Investment-Grade Wines (IGWs) and opportunities to invest in wine as an asset class are soaring. With a little research and a little risk, wine enthusiasts on every level will...


The Wine Trials 2011

by Alexis Herschkowitsch & Robin Goldstein

The Wine Trials is the essential under-$15 wine guide that shook the wine world to its core by proving that in brown-bag blind tastings, people actually preferred cheaper wines to more expensive ones. It all...


Let's Talk Wine!

by Marc Chapleau & Vladimir Konieczny

Chapleau answers more than 120 questions in this ideal companion for wine lovers, whether beginner or connoisseur.


The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book

by Joy Perrine

Interest in bourbon, America's native spirit and a beverage almost exclusively distilled in Kentucky, has never been greater. Thanks in part to the general popularity of cocktails and the marketing efforts of...


The Vintner's Apprentice: An Insider's Guide to the Art and Craft of Wine Making, Taught by the Masters

by Eric Miller

An insider tour of vineyards, wineries, cellars, and more! In The Vintner’s Apprentice, you get behind-the-scenes access to the wine world’s real-life masters of the craft, as well as a guide to the techniques...


The Everything Guide to Wine

by Peter Alig

A robust resource to take you from first sip to fully stocked wine cellar! With this guide, you can go from only knowing the difference between red and white to understanding the nuances of all varieties. You'll...


The Daily Cocktail

by Dalyn Miller & Larry Donovan

Have your own happy hour every day of the year with this delightful cocktail cookbook. From martinis, shots, and margaritas to classics like Manhattans, Alexanders, juleps, fizzes, old-fashioneds, and rickeys,...


The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Wine

by Tara Q. Thomas

Everything you need to know about wine?to go.

With separate chapters for the best whites and reds and special advice on bubbly wines, dessert wines, and more, Tara Q. Thomas provides a perfect quick reference...


The World's Greatest Wine Estates

by Robert M. Parker

Over the past twenty-five years, renowned critic Robert M. Parker, Jr., has visited both legendary and fledgling wineries all over the world and has tasted hundreds of thousands of wines. Only a fraction of...


Good, Better, Best Wines: A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular Wines

by Carolyn Evans Hammond

Just tell me what's good!

For those who have a taste for accessible, affordable wines and a distaste for comparative shopping.

With tens of thousands of wines competing for attention, tough economic times,...


The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Martinis

by James O. Fraioli

Is "shaken, not stirred" really better?From Fred Astaire to James Bond, the martini has enjoyed a reputation as the stylish drink of sophisticates. This guide shows readers how to mix more than 150 mouthwatering...


Wine at Your Fingertips

by Jennifer D. Frank

Make it a very good year for your wine cellar. Unless you are a wine "expert" with years of tasting experience, the dozens of varieties, the globalization of vineyards, and the wide range of prices can make...


Buyer's Guide to American Wines: The Right Wine for the Right Price

by Anthony Dias Blue

In this completely updated and revised edition, Anthony Dias Blue, the renowned wine expert and author of the definitive wine reference American Wine: A Comprehensive Guide, offers consumers his authoritative...


The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks: Over 1,000 Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

by Anthony Dias Blue

With more than 100 new recipes for cocktails, mixed drinks, and nonalcoholic beverages, this revised edition of Anthony Dias Blue's classic guide fills us in on what we need to know:

  • How to stock a bar, listing...


Anthony Dias Blue's Pocket Guide to Wine 2006

by Anthony Dias Blue

From the expert who promises to avoid winespeak comes an unfussy guide that focuses on American wines and on up-and-coming wineries from around the globe.

For novices and afficionados alike, Anthony Dias Blue's...


American Wine: A Comprehensive Guide

by Anthony Dias Blue

The incomparable Anthony Dias Blue—the world's leading expert on American wine—has revised and updated his definitive reference on America's wine-producing regions and wines. Both entertaining and informative...


Anthony Dias Blue's Pocket Guide to Wine 2007

by Anthony Dias Blue

Already a classic in its second edition, wine critic Anthony Dias Blue's annual guide has changed novice and expert wine enthusiasts' lives -- and wallets -- for the better. With an emphasis on American wines...


Home Brewer's Gold: Prize-Winning Recipes from the 1996 World Beer Cup Competition

by Charles Papazian & Charlie Papazian

America's master home brewer shows you how to make the best beers on the world.

In 1996, the brewers of the world met the ultimate challenge:the World Beer Cup International Competition. More than250 breweries...


Zymurgy: Best Articles

by Charles Papazian & Charlie Papazian

Since 1978, Zymurgy magazine, official journal of the American Homebrewers Association, has served homebrewers with recipes, practical tips, debates, lore and entertainment. Now Charlie Papazian, founder of...


Microbrewed Adventures: A Lupulin Filled Journey to the Heart and Flavor of the World's Great Craft Beers

by Charles Papazian & Charlie Papazian

From trading recipes with the bad boys of American beer to drinking Czech-Mex cerveza in Tijuana and hanging out in the beer gardens of Africa, Charlie Papazian has seen, and tasted, it all.

Microbrewed Adventures...


Wines of the Rhone Valley

by Robert Parker

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide

by Sharon Tyler Herbst

What's a Dirty Martini? How do you pronounce Cuarenta Y Tres? Which glass do you use for a Stinger? How did the Margarita get its name?

Answers to these questions and thousands more can be found in The Ultimate...


The Ultimate Guide to Pitcher Drinks: Cool Cocktails for a Crowd

by Sharon Tyler Herbst

In the mood for a Summer Hummer?

How about a French Flirt or a Neon Nexus?

or Maybe even a Sin City Slider?

This book includes these and 150 more cool cocktails for a crowd—everything from classics like Sangría,...


Travels with Barley: A Journey Through Beer Culture in America

by Ken Wells

Do beer yeast rustlers really exist? Who patented the Beer Goddess? How can you tell a Beer Geek from a Beer Nazi? Where exactly is Beervana? Does Big Beer hate Little Beer?

Ken Wells, a novelist, Pulitzer...


Making Homemade Wine: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-75

by Robert Cluett

Want to impress your friends? Serve up some outstanding wine with dinner--and then tell them it's homemade!

In Making Homemade Wine, author Robert Cluett takes the mystery out of winemaking. Using his simple...


DIY Cocktails

by Marcia Simmons

Black Rose, Blood Orange Tequila & Soda, Kentucky Apple Sour: the newest trend in cocktails is creating your own! Now, the editors of DrinkoftheWeek.com have concocted the only guide that teaches you to create...


Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink

by Randy Mosher

For everyone who has known the pleasure of a pint, Randy Mosher explores and explains the tasting experience, guiding readers to a better understanding of how every batch of beer is affected by recipe formulation,...


The Homebrewer's Garden: How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs

by Dennis Fisher & Joe Fisher

Grow Your Own...Brew Your Own!

If you have a backyard, or even a sun-facing porch, you can greatly enhance the flavor, aroma, and uniqueness of your homebrew by growing your own hops, brewing herbs, and malt...


In Search of Bacchus: Wanderings in the Wonderful World of Wine Tourism

by George M Taber

From the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Judgment of Paris and To Cork or Not To Cork comes a delightful, entertaining, and informative exploration of the thriving world of wine tourism.

George...


Is This Bottle Corked?: The Secret Life of Wine

by Michael Bywater & Kathleen Burk

We’ve all come across those suave, confident, and all-so-knowing books that tell us precisely what to drink with which dish, how to swirl, sniff, slosh, and pronounce on our wine, and, above all, how to impress...


Wanderlust Wining: California Central Coast: The Outdoorsy Oenophile's Wine Country Companion

by Stefani Jackenthal

Wanderlust Wining: California Central Coast is a fun, delicious journey through many of California's central coast's finest wine countries; exploring their outdoor activities and wine tasting specialties. It's...


Greetings from the Finger Lakes: A Food and Wine Lover's Companion

by Michael Turback

The Finger Lakes area of upstate New York is America’s largest wine region outside of California. The steep, rocky hillsides rising up from deep, glacier-sculpted lakes provide protection from weather extremes,...


Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined

by Jason Kosmas & Dushan Zaric

Time-honored cocktails like the New York Sour and the Sidecar were born during the era of Prohibition, the blessedly bygone social experiment that turned drinking into an underground adventure. In those days,...


Three Sheets: Drinking Made Easy! 6 Continents, 15 Countries, 190 Drinks, and 1 Mean Hangover!

by Zane Lamprey

Most people have a few drinks to relax after work. For Zane Lamprey, however, having a few (or a few too many) drinks is work. But he’s not complaining. Zane has circled the globe knocking back an endless...


Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis

by Kingsley Amis

"There has never been a more charming, erudite, eager, generous and devoted lover of drink- to judge by his writing-than Kingsley Amis."-New York Times Book Review


The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto

by Bernard DeVoto & Daniel Handler

One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard DeVoto's The Hour is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how and why we drink — properly. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning...


The Wine Etiquette Guide - Your Defense Against Wine Snobbery

by Chuck Blethen

Everything you need to know to live properly in the world of wine - from how to properly how a glass to how to toast at a wedding to how to properly evaluate wines in a restaurant. Contains many educational...


Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally

by Alice Feiring

From the famous, funny, and irreverent wine author, a personal journey into the new—and old—world of natural wine


Everything Bartender's Book

by Cheryl Charming

Even if you don't know your swizzles from your shooters, you'll be mixing cocktails like a pro in no time with The Everything Bartender's Book, 2nd Edition. Designed for mixologists of every skill level, this...


Holiday Entertaining Essentials: Festive Cocktails: Delicious Ideas for Easy Holiday Celebrations

by Editors of Adams Media

Looking for something new to serve up during the holidays? Look no further! Holiday Entertaining Essentials: Festive Cocktails is a delicious selection of tasty drinks that'll make your celebrations even merrier....


The Bartender's Gin Compendium

by Gaz Regan

This book is for amateur mixologists, and it's for the pros. It's for gin tipplers, gin connoisseurs, gin lushes, gin swiggers, gin aficionados, and this book's for people who don't like gin, too. I'm in the...


Champagne Cocktails

by Jared McDaniel Brown & Anistatia Renard Miller

Fancy the classic Champagne Cocktail that Esquire called one of the Ten Best Cocktails of 1934? Lean toward something more daring like the creamy, frothy Soyer au Champagne crafted by 1840s celebrity chef Alexis...


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