Rum The Manual
By Dave Broom
Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book award.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 enjoying your rum in ways you never thought possible. The premium rum market is growing at an astonishing rate. The mission of this book is to help drinkers appreciate this complex spirit, find the style they like and discover how this versatile spirit can best be enjoyed. It will help you to understand your rum - how it's produced (whether from molasses, cane syrup or cane juice) and whether it's dry, sweet, fresh or oaky. More than 100 different rums are featured and analysed, from rich, sweet mellow Guyana rums to the vegetal peppery rums of Martinique or Guadeloupe and contemporary spiced rums. Dave Broom provides a description and graded tasting notes for each brand, allowing you to create the perfect mix every time. Finally, a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails shows just how wonderfully versatile this spirit is.
World Atlas of Beer
By Tim Webb, Stephen Beaumont
'Written with authority and wit... the perfect guide to the rapidly changing beer scene' - the GuardianAs craft brewing continues to go from strength to strength across the world, The World Atlas of Beer is the definitive and essential guide to beer, with information on brews ranging from the Trappist ales of Belgium to the wheat beers of Bavaria, Breton black beers, barrel-aged Californian beers, British bitters, Vietnamese bia hoì, traditional Finnish sahti, and the output of the hundreds of craft breweries around the world, from the USA and Canada, to Japan and even the Easter Islands. It explores the development of beer and the myriad brewing techniques in use today. Country by country the book considers a vast range of beer styles and traditions. Detailed maps describe crucial trends in major territories and features such as matching beer with food and how to pour different kinds of beer complete the picture. Now in a fully updated second edition, this book is the perfect companion to help you explore the best beers the world has to offer.
Gin: The Manual
By Dave Broom
'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive'Huffington PostIn recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex.Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover:How gin is madeWhat a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavourWhat the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins isHow you drink them to maximise your pleasureWhether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!)The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.
By Penny Hunking, Fiona Hunter
Juices can boost energy levels before exercise, aid fluid and electrolyte replacement during workout, and provide invaluable carbohydrate to maintain stamina. Whether you are a marathon runner or a weekly gym visitor, these energy drinks will help you get more from your exercise routine. Power Juices presents 50 delicious nutrient-packed juices and smoothies especially designed to rehydrate and boost energy levels for every type of exercise, from low-intensity to endurance sports. Each recipe has a detailed nutritional analysis to help you monitor your intake of valuable vitamins and minerals. Quick-reference symbols show which juices are right for your sport, plus there's extra information on the best methods and equipment needed.
The World Atlas of Whisky
By Dave Broom
The best whisky book ever - a must-read for drinkers! - ForbesThe perfect go-to reference guide for the whisky lover's bookshelf. - Whisky MagazineAward-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom explores over 200 distilleries and examines over 400 expressions. Detailed descriptions of the Scottish distilleries can be found here, while Ireland, Japan, the USA, Canada and the rest of the world are given exhaustive coverage. There are tasting notes on single malts from Aberfeldy to Tormore, Yoichi (and coverage of the best of the blends). Six specially created 'Flavour Camp Charts' group whiskies by style and allow readers to identify new whiskies from around the world to try.This extensively updated and extended edition features new material on burgeoning areas, including detailed coverage of many recently opened US craft distilleries, new distilleries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and discussion of the growing whisky scene in Latin America.With over 200 beautiful colour photographs and 21 colour maps locating distilleries and whisky-related sites, this is a stylish celebration of the heritage, romance, craftsmanship and versatility of whisky.
By Adrian Tierney-Jones
Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world, the most refreshing, the most sociable, and the most versatile. It has been brewed since the dawn of time and still has the capacity to delight and obsess its many adherents. This bewitching, thirst-inducing, gorgeously illustrated book is a guide to the best beers in the world with a succinct history of the breweries, tasting notes, temperature recommendations, and what food to serve them with, together with entertaining anecdotes about the breweries. Here you will sample world classics such as the ales of England, the speciality beers of Belgium, the new wave beers of U.S. craft brewers, the magical lagers of Germany and Central Europe, and a host of world beers that will beguile and bedazzle. The reader might not drink all these beers in their lifetime, but after reading this book they will know which ones will be their personal favorites.
Pocket Beer Book 2014
By Stephen Beaumont, Tim Webb
As featured in beer-loving Great Food Magazine, this landmark guide provides beer fans with easy access to an expert overview and puts a world of superb beers at your disposal. Written by two of the world's leading beer experts, with the help of a team of international contributors, The Pocket Guide to Beer 2014 takes you from the Bock beers of Germany to the Trappist beers of Belgium, the complex bitters and stouts of Britain to the cutting-edge brews of North America. This expert selection covers the extraordinary variety the world's beers now have to offer. Tasting notes, organised by country, provide succinct commentary on the chosen beers and cover the brewery and each beer's key characteristics. With over 3,000 beers covered, this book encompasses more familiar established beers as well as exciting new discoveries from the myriad craft breweries that are emerging around the world, covering over 60 countries.Punctuating the tasting notes is information on 'beer destinations', specific places where you can best experience a beer in situ. An extensive introductory chapter to the book also covers styles of beer and emerging trends.Contents Includes:How to Use This Book IntroductionWhat is Craft Beer? Beer Styles Beer at the TableEUROPE NORTH AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN LATIN AMERICA ASIA & THE MIDDLE EASTAUSTRALASIAAFRICA And More!
How to Make Your Own Drinks
By Susy Atkins
In How to Make Your Own Drinks award-winning author Susy Atkins gives the low-down on how to create delicious cordials, wines, infusions, liqueurs and health-giving juices from fresh, seasonal home-grown or locally sourced ingredients with minimum fuss and maximum results. Recipes include thirst-quenching Apple Juice, rich Blackcurrant Cordial, tasty Limoncello and enticing Sloe Gin. Whether you are a gardener with a glut of summer berries, a forager seeking inspiration for armfuls of hand-picked elderflower or a farmers' market devotee wondering what to do with a bulk-buy of late-season apples, How to Make Your Own Drinks will guide you in the right direction, giving tips, advice and recipe ideas on how to make easy, cheap, mouth-watering and additive-free drinks from the bounty of natural ingredients available.
By Paul Hartley
From the beginning in 1759 when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on a run-down Dublin brewery to the present when over 10 million glasses of Guinness[registered] beer are drunk every day, this book celebrates the story of one of the world's most iconic brands. It reveals the compelling history of the beer, with evocative photographs of the people and places that are such a part of the rich heritage of Guinness[registered] the brand. Remembered too are some classic advertisements, with some special moments from early advertising work beautifully relived. You will also discover what gives Guinness[registered] beer that distinctive colour and flavour and precisely how to pour the perfect pint. Added to this are 18 delicious Guinness[registered] inspired recipes, both classic and contemporary, that make the most of the taste of one of the world's best loved beers. Let's raise a glass to 250 remarkable years.
By Amanda Cross, Charmaine Yabsley
Miracle Juices contains over 40 nutritious juices recommended to combat specific ailments such as asthma and high blood pressure. Quick and easy to prepare, each juice is guaranteed to boost health and vitality. With nutritional analysis for every recipe, detailing the vitamin, mineral and calorie content of your chosen beverage, you can be sure that each miracle juice is helping to maintain a balanced and healthy diet.