The best-selling Buyer's Guide is now in its 22nd year of publication. This title is firmly established as the most authoritative and sought-after guide to New Zealand wines. Updated yearly with new tasting notes and vintage ratings, including the most current vintage, this is a 'must-have' publication for the new initiate an... read more

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An entrepreneurial family small business success story of an evocative product that's growing in popularity - beer. The craft beer industry is one of New Zealand's local business success stories, and it's thriving. It all began with Terry McCashin establishing Mac's Ale back in the 1980s.This book tells the story of the entre... read more

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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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Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, the 2014 edition has been completely revised and updated to bring you up-to-the-minute information. Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine via detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintagespecific ratings and advice on optimal drink... read more

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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

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This visually stunning atlas provides the most comprehensive overview of the wine industry in New Zealand and is the only Wine Atlas devoted entirely to New Zealand wines and wine-making. This second edition of the Wine Atlas of New Zealand builds on the award-winning success of the first edition, the text has been fully upda... read more

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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This is a gift book which pays homage to the mysterious world of whisky. The journey begins with the history and origins of whisky in Scotland and continues around the world. With detailed information about the different types of whiskies, magical descriptions of their physical appearance and with tasting notes from the autho... read more

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Looks at influential breweries from all around the world, including New Zealand (features over dozen NZ beers). 
Craft Beer World is the must-have companion for anyone who appreciates decent beer. The last few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft beers across the globe, with excellent new brews ... read more

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This book brings together the best advice for cultivating fruit trees, berries and shrubs using biodynamic methods, with the aim of harvesting healthy fruit free of pesticides. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, a pioneer of biodynamics in North America, discusses the principles of tree biology before describing the measures that can be ta... read more

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Are biodynamic wines any better than other wines? Are biodynamic methods, much talked about but little understood, scientific or not? What's the difference between organic and biodynamic? The popularity and availability of biodynamic wine has grown signficantly in the last few years, with more and more vineyards investing in ... read more

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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... read more

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Wine is around 8,000 years old but the wines that people buy and drink today are mostly quite new. Modern wine exists as the product of multiple revolutions - scientific, industrial, social, even ideological. Though it has the same basic chemical substance as its ancient forebear, it is in every other respect very different. ... read more

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Hello, Wine is a stress-free wine education in short form, delivered in bytes of information, accessible recommendations, and tasting party menus. This chunky handbook package, written by Master Sommelier Melanie Wagner, with 60 watercolor illustrations by Lucy Engelman, explores the world of wine in 12 chapters in a way that... read more

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Welcome to your own personal wine country, where you will discover recipes and techniques for making and evaluating fine red, white, and rose wines from one of America's finest winemakers. This accessible guide teaches new and advanced enthusiasts how to select, grow, and harvest grapes that are suited to the different region... read more

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"A great primer...If you're new to the natural/organic/biodynamic wine debates, "Authentic Wine" is the place to start". ("Huffington Post"). "This is one of the most engaging, thoughtful and enlightening books on contemporary wine...A manifesto for an industry looking to shape its future". ("Wine And Spirits"). Naturalness i... read more

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