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
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
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
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
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
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
Subdivided into hundreds of domaines, often family-run and sometimes covering no more than a few hectares, Burgundy can be offputtingly fragmented even to wine experts. In compiling this revised edition the authors revisited all the domaines that appeared in previous editions plus scores of 'rising stars', to select the very ... 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
Beer has fermented fundamental change in human society from gender roles to religious theologies. It helped establish civilisation, sparked the Industrial Revolution, and triggered scientific theories. Today, "beer activists" are fermenting a revolution in social and environmental sustainability.
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
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Mix, make, shake, and stir like a pro! Whether tending bar or entertaining at home, experienced bartenders or novices will find "The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Bartending, Second Edition," serves up everything drink makers need to know to create great tasting beverages and cocktails. This updated edition includes: - One hu... read more
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.
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
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
Boutique Beer is the must-have book that every beer connoisseur will need to own. Ben McFarland's in-depth knowledge and extensive travels means his beer hunter's antennae is perfectly primed to seek out the brews, the brewers and the insider knowledge that inform the world's finest premium ales. An introductory section, The... read more
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
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
Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon a deep understanding of its ingredients, the delicate alchemy of how they work together. In The Curious Bartender, Tristan Stephenson explores and experiments with the art of mixing the perfect cocktail, explaining the fascinating modern turns mixology has taken. Showcasing a selec... read more