Behold! Here is my round-up of all the cocktails and spirits books (plus a few others) that were released in 2017. This year, beyond the annual deluge of whisky books, there are books aping the bartender lifestyle (Drink Like a Bartender, Straight Up), more narrative books (I Hear She's a Real Bitch, By the Smoke and the Smell), and recipe books seeking to simplify the process (3 Ingredient Cocktails, The Imbible, Road Soda) rather than reveal the secrets of complex drinks from top bars. All in all, another great year for reading about drinking.
A dozen new drinky reads for fall including books on the Bay Area, New York cocktails, 3-ingredient drinks, cocktails on the road, Canadian whisky, Champagne, and drinks of movie spies.
If absinthe was made with a distilled wine base, why did the wine industry lobby to have it banned? Notes from a discussion about the impact of the vine infestation phylloxera on absinthe in the late 1800s.
An interesting find in an old book concerning phylloxera and scotch whisky.
A new batch of booze-related reading for your summer pleasure. We've two Bloody Mary books, one on wildcrafting, rum, and a funky vintage reprint; plus gastrophysics, Bordeaux, and more.
Here is the latest batch of booze books to hit store shelves and my mailbox. We've got a cognac history, a couple of cocktail recipe books, one on cooking with cocktails, and another exploring wine.
Hops have long been used as preservatives and flavoring in beer, but recently the bitter, floral vine is making its way into spirits, cider, and even canned wine.
One day science says drinking will make you live forever. The next day science says it will kill you tomorrow. Good Booze, Bad Booze is an Alcademics category where I put all these stories together.