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Winter Cocktails: Recipes For Those Chilly Winter Days

Winter Cocktails: Recipes For Those Chilly Winter Days

When the days grow shorter and the air gets crisp, it’s time to gather with friends for hot drinks and winter cocktails that’ll put a rosy glow on your chilly cheeks. In Winter Cocktails, María del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano share more than 50 recipes for cold-weather cocktails and mixed beverages, including mulled ciders, hot toddies, wine drinks, […]

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Whiskey Women: Story Of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whisky

Whiskey Women: Story Of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whisky

A US writer has asserted in his book, titled  ‘Whiskey Women: The Untold Story Of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch And Irish Whiskey‘, that it was the Scottish women who kept the spirit of bourbon and whisky alive despite the drink’s macho image. Fred Minnick, an award-winning wine writer, said that Scottish women were amazing […]

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Your beer and wine home life just got easier

Your beer and wine home life just got easier

Don’t you hate it when your booze takes up the whole fridge and there’s no place for the pork belly? Well, I do and have been considering ways to eliminate the beer and wine traffic and indulge, out of necessity of course, in a wine and beer cooler. Who knew there were so many options? […]

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‘The Audacity of Hops’: The Craft Beer Revolution One Sip At A Time

‘The Audacity of Hops’: The Craft Beer Revolution One Sip At A Time

Bottoms up, craft beer lovers! A new book by beer enthusiast and journalist Tom Acitelli is getting us nice and thirsty for tall glass of something heavy on the hops. “The Audacity of Hops” explores the craft beer revolution as people put down the cans and pick up home-bottled or specialty brews instead. Bring your […]

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Cool book ‘The Drunken Botanist’ Takes A Garden Tour Of The Liquor Cabinet

Cool book ‘The Drunken Botanist’ Takes A Garden Tour Of The Liquor Cabinet

An incredible diversity of grains, herbs and fruits goes into the world’s alcoholic drinks, as writer Amy Stewart explains. Her new book describes the plants behind cocktails and other boozy beverages and features drink recipes and growing instructions. The next time you’re sipping on a glass of something boozy, consider the plants behind your beverage. […]

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The Ultimate Companion to the Wines & Wineries of the United States

American Wine: The Ultimate Companion to the Wines and Wineries of the United States by Jancis Robinson and Linda Murphy University of California Press, 288 pp. British wine writer Jancis Robinson has been on a roll the last few years. Each time she puts her name on a hardcover, she ends up creating a genre-defining […]

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‘Destination Cocktails’: Global Guidebook To Fab Cocktails

‘Destination Cocktails’: Global Guidebook To Fab Cocktails

When it’s time to belly up to the bar, you’ll want to consult “Destination Cocktails: The Traveler’s Guide to Superior Libations” (Santa Monica Press, $19.95) by mixed-drink maestro James Teitelbaum. The global guidebook explores the growing craft cocktail movement, taking readers to venues from dive bars to upscale urban lounges and hotel hot spots. Some, […]

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How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto by Eric Asimov

How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto by Eric Asimov

For many people, wine is an anxiety-inducing mystery as arcane as quantum physics, and with so many varieties, it’s difficult to know what to choose. As New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov argues, that puzzling uncertainty often prevents people from buying and ordering wine, depriving them of an exquisite, deeply satisfying experience. In How […]

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Stone’s Mitch Steele’s Book IPA Brewing Techniques & More

Stone’s Mitch Steele’s Book IPA Brewing Techniques & More

India pale ale (IPA) has become one of the most popular craft beer styles in the world, and Brewers Publications is pleased to present the authoritative guide to the brewing techniques and history behind this iconic beer. IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale, by Mitch Steele, is a must-have addition […]

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Ice Ice Baby? Not your Sipping Stones

Ice Ice Baby? Not your Sipping Stones

Reporting: D.R. Stewart I once had a gal-pal who worked for Pepsi. She said the trick with a soda, is to make sure “it will stand up to ice.” Ice does battle with all liquids, it brings them frost we desire, but it leaves them with the dilution we dodge. Sipping Stones solves this epic […]

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Spiked Desserts: 75 Booze-Infused Party Recipes

Spiked Desserts: 75 Booze-Infused Party Recipes

I don’t know about y’all, but I like to have my cake…and drink it too. Let me rephrase, if I can get drunk off of a cupcake, best believe  I’m going to do it. Thanks to amateur seamstress and author Peg Couch, we now have a recipe book at our disposal that highlights 75 Booze-Infused […]

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United States of Craft Beer: Guide to Best U.S. Watering Holes

United States of Craft Beer: Guide to Best U.S. Watering Holes

“The United States is now the undisputed beer capital of the world, home to the most vibrant beer culture anywhere.” Thus has spoken the oracle; the beer oracle, that is, Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and editor of the massive “The Oxford Companion to Beer,” in the foreword to BUY THE BOOK  

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Winner Best Cocktail Book: Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails

Winner Best Cocktail Book: Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails

This book was the winner at Tales of the Cocktails in New Orleans for best cocktail/bartending  book. 100 rediscovered recipes and the stories behind them. A fantastic read. Drink your way through it! Enjoy! BUY HERE

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Left Coast Libations: The Art of West Coast Bartending: 100 Original Cocktails

Left Coast Libations: The Art of West Coast Bartending: 100 Original Cocktails

Left Coast Libations: Nominated for Best Cocktail Book of the Year by Tales of the Cocktail! “This fall has seen the publication of another great book: Left Coast Libations by Ted Munat. Ted’s book ascends to a new plateau of inspired cocktail writing. The book is outstanding, outrageous, irreverent, challenging, and enticing. It’s a must […]

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gaz regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011

gaz regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011

gaz’s latest book is the first of what will become an annual manual (the hints in the title) which he will update and expand each year. The book is split up into four sections – A Serialized Autobiography focusing on gaz’s first 17 years of life (but not as yet explaining when he stopped being […]

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