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Wine & Spirits

  • Drink Me Now: Cocktailsby Octopus

    Octopus 2016; US$ 9.99

    Find the ideal cocktail every occasion, every emergency and every celebration. more...

  • A Scent of Champagneby Richard Juhlin; Édouard Cointreau

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 95.00

    Champagne may be the most misunderstood category of wine in the world, as many labels of sparkling wines bear the name in error. True champagne comes only from the French province of Champagne and contains three specific grape varieties. But figuring out more about the wine can be confusing: what is the difference between cuvée de prestige, blanc... more...

  • Grogby Tom Gilling

    Hachette Australia 2016; US$ 15.99

    The story of grog is the story of Australia. This is how it all began. more...

  • Rum The Manualby Dave Broom

    Octopus 2016; US$ 18.99

    This is a book about how to drink rum of all kinds. It's about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world. It's about rum enjoyed with cola and ginger beer. About the best rum for a classic daquiri. About rum cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all, it's about... more...

  • A Proper Drinkby Robert Simonson

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2016; US$ 27.00

    A narrative history of the craft cocktail renaissance, written by a New York Times cocktail writer and one of the foremost experts on the subject. A Proper Drink is the first-ever book to tell the full, unflinching story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival. Award-winning writer Robert Simonson interviewed more than 200 key players from... more...

  • Shake. Stir. Kara Newman; John Lee

    Chronicle Books LLC 2016; US$ 12.99

    Some of the best cocktails are the easiest to make, and author Kara Newman figured out the secret?using equal parts of the main ingredients and adding a dash of bitters or a splash of seltzer to gild the lily. Take the Cucumber Gimlet: Combine one part each vodka, lime juice, and lemonade; 2 cucumber slices; then garnish with a basil leaf! And beverages... more...

  • Chianti Classicoby Bill Nesto; Frances Di Savino

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    This book tells the story of the ancient land named Chianti and the modern wine appellation known as Chianti Classico. In 1716, Tuscany?s penultimate Medici ruler, Cosimo III, anointed the region of Chianti, along with three smaller areas in the Florentine State, as the world?s first legal appellations of origin for wine. In the succeeding centuries,... more...

  • Butter & Scotchby Allison Kave; Keavy Landreth

    Abrams 2016; US$ 23.32

    The team behind Brooklyn?s popular dessert and cocktail bar brings you Butter & Scotch­ ?a ?Dominique Ansel meets Broad City ? boozy look at dessert.   At Brooklyn?s Butter & Scotch, everything is made by hand, and seasonal, inventive flavors are created to satisfy any sweet tooth?especially those with a penchant for spirits. In their namesake... more...

  • Colonial Spiritsby Steven Grasse

    Abrams 2016; US$ 18.65

    In Colonial Spirits , Steven Grasse presents a historical manifesto on drinking, including 50 colonial era? inspired cocktail recipes. The book features a rousing timeline of colonial imbibing and a cultural overview of a dizzying number of drinks: beer, rum and punch; temperance drinks; liqueurs and cordials; medicinal beverages; cider; wine, whiskey,... more...

  • Hugh Johnson on Wineby Hugh Johnson

    Octopus 2016; US$ 24.99

    One of the world's great authorities on wine, Hugh Johnson has been writing on the subject (among others) for almost six decades. This selection chronicles his personal take on developments that have revolutionised the industry for half a century and more. Johnson's prose describes as no one else can the endlessly fascinating characters and landscapes... more...