Writing with wit and verve, Mike Veseth (a.k.a. the Wine Economist) tells the compelling story of the war between the market trends that are redrawing the world wine map and the terroirists who resist them. Wine and the wine business are at a critical crossroad today, transformed by three powerful forces. Veseth begins with t... read more
Paul has a great fondness for beer and a wealth of knowledge about it. He has spent considerable time developing recipes in which beer plays a significant role, not as a gimmick, but as an essential flavouring. His recipes display a depth of knowledge about the flavours and qualities of various beers and the dishes that they ... read more
When beer starts to flow, philosophical discussions naturally follow. Philosophy on Tap takes pub philosophy to the next level, pairing 48 of life's greatest philosophical questions with 48 of the world's best beers. Features a unique presentation of philosophical puzzles, paradoxes, and debates by considering 48 of life's... read more
When Alan Brady planted his experimental vineyard on a few dusty acres in Gibbston, Central Otago, leading experts warned that the region was too cold to sustain a viable wine industry. Brady, an Irish born journalist with no experience of winemaking, doggedly persisted with his experiment. Ten years later, his Gibbston Valle... read more
Pull up a bar stool, and listen to the life story of beer in New Zealand . . . Highly illustrated, meticulously researched and warmly told, Beer Nation recounts the early history of beer, exposes the modern age of commerce and big business, and charts the rise of contemporary boutique breweries – through interviews and... read more
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Discover what the angel does with her share, how to spot noble rot, and what it means to engage in pigeage in this illuminating guide to wine lingo. With charming illustrations and a vibrant sense of fun, Vinacular is sure to bring a smile to lips of wine-lovers everywhere.
Larousse Wine's comprehensive coverage of the wine-producing regions of the world is invaluable. Each section begins with it a beautiful colour illustration of the area, with the major districts, rivers, and cities highlighted. A short history and analysis of each region follows, with a discussion of the types of wines produc... read more
Pinot Noir is a phenomenon - a global cult has developed around it over the last couple of decades - perhaps because its personality is hard to pin down. Often described as an iron fist in a velvet glove, its contradictions evoke a great deal of discussion, debate and passion. Cult membership rose steeply in the wake of the h... read more
What could be better than enjoying a glass of delicious home-brewed organic beer? This book includes everything you'll need to know to brew a variety of beers at home, from the equipment and techniques needed to a few inside secrets from a professional brewer. In this timely book, John Parkes demystifies the brewing process a... read more
For thousands of years wine has been among humankind's greatest pleasures and most potent symbols. 1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die identifies the wines and vintages most likely to please the palette, explains what makes them so special and suggests when they will show at their best.
Ever wanted to create your own wine to serve all your entertaining needs? Well now you can. In this comprehensive guide to at home wine making, readers will learn all the tips and tricks of the trade. The book teaches readers how to start and maintain a small vineyard, with vital information, such as how to create trellises a... read more
As global warming and continued drought threaten the state of the Australian wine industry, many winemakers are beginning to think long-term, and in doing so are starting to better understand the unique relationship they have with their vine-growing land. The Future Makers takes you around the country and introduces you to th... read more
Good wine in Australia doesn't have to cost a fortune, and it's about to become even easier to choose the right bottle at the right price. For the first time ever, the country's leading wine authority has compiled his pick of the best Australian wines under $20. With tasting notes, rankings, drink-to dates and food matches fo... read more
101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die is the companion guide to 2010's 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die. Ian Buxton again eschews the obvious whiskies and recommends another 101 whiskies that he believes every whisky lover should taste. In Ian Buxton's new collection of whisky recommendations he has cast his net wider. H... read more
This book offers an insider's look at the Jim Beam brand, from a 7th generation Master Distiller. Written by the 7th generation Beam family member and Master Distiller, Frederick Booker Noe III, "Beam, Straight Up" is the first book to be written by a Beam, the family behind the 217-year whiskey dynasty and makers of one of t... read more
The craft beer movement has swept the country with more people brewing their own beer than ever before. Take DIY brewing to the next level with helpful hints on homegrown ingredients, recipes for tinctures, syrups and preserves that will provide unique additions to brews. Packed full of seasonal recipes that pair perfectly wi... read more
A down to earth guide to craft and artisanal brews covering everything from beer basics to the science behind beer, food and beer pairings, home brewing and tips for perfecting the palate. An edgy guide that exposes hidden truths, debunks misconceptions and reveals that comes with knowing an ale from a larger.
Celebrated wine writer and journalist Joelle Thomson has brought together eightteen movers, shakers and risk-takers of the New Zealand wine industry and invited them to talk about their achievements, their favourite wines and how they see the industry developing in the future. They make up a wild bunch, described by Joe... read more
In "The Homebuilt Winery", Steve Hughes offers home winemakers all the know-how they need to set up a home winery and build all the basic equipment for just a fraction of the cost of store-bought. The book includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for more than 30 winemaking essentials - including a crusher, a de-... read more