HELLLOOOO warm weather! It’s about time, right? So what will I ever do in this fabulous weather? Read a book, duh! Here are my spring picks!
Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters by Derek Brown
A cocktail – the fascinating alchemy of simple alcohols into complex potables— is an invention as unlikely as it is delicious, and an American innovation whose history marches in step with that of the Republic. In SPIRITS, SUGAR, WATER, BITTERS, nationally recognized bartender and spirits expert Derek Brown tells the story of the cocktail’s birth, rise, fall, and eventual resurrection, tracing the contours of the story of America itself
In this spirited timeline, Brown shows how events such as the Whiskey Rebellion, Prohibition, and the entry of Hawaii into the United States shaped the nation’s drinking habits. Brown also tells the stories of the great men and women who made their mark on cocktail culture, including America’s Distiller -in – Chief, George Washington, and modern day cocktail king, Dale DeGroff, as well as lesser known mixology heroes like Martha Niblo, the nineteenth – century New York proprietress famous for her Sherry Cobblers, and Frederic Tudor, whose ice – shipping business gave early drinks like the Mint Julep the chill they needed.
The book features 45 classic and original recipes inspired by each period from the 18th -century Apple Toddy and the granddaddy of all cocktails, The Old Fashioned, to the timeless Martini And A Contemporary concoction known as The Penicillin. Hey
With a fascinating timeline showcasing both world history and cocktail revolution,SPIRITS, SUGAR, WATER, BITTERS shakes up the perfect mix of geography, history, culture, and taste.
CHEESE BEER WINE CIDER
Cheese and wine are a classic combination, but many cheeses taste even better with beer or cider. Steve Jones, proprietor of the Portland- based Cheese Bar and Chizu (cheese served sushi- style), has been successfully matching cheeses with alcoholic beverages for more than two decades. Here he shares his knowledge by introducing 75 different cheeses and pairing each with the beverage that brings out the best in both. Jones provides a treasure trove of delectable, often surprising pairings, as well as simple steps for successful experimentation.
This guide will function as a crash course for beginners on buying, storing, and serving cheese and alcohol, while offering more seasoned aficionados page after page of cheese-and-beverage combinations to replicate at home. With gorgeous photographs, this book captures the allure, approachability, and, most importantly, the sheer joy of pairing cheese with beer, wine, or cider.
The Happy Home: Your Guide to Creating a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Life Kindle Edition
There’s no place like home. Why not turn yours into the happiest it can be? Feng shui expert Patricia Lohan reveals a simple but groundbreaking truth: a happy life starts with a happy home.
The Happy Home offers an introduction into the four-thousand-year-old practice of feng shui, an ancient Chinese art form that celebrities and Fortune 500 companies use to supercharge their environments and create balanced, harmonious spaces. You can look at your home in a brand-new light; it can serve not only as the place you live but as the foundation for your health, wealth, and happiness. Inside you’ll find the steps you need to take to balance your house’s energy, find greater flow, and design a living space that can help you realize your dreams.
This manual provides practical, tangible, and easy-to-implement strategies for improving the energy of your home and revealing its true potential to benefit all aspects of your life.
YES WAY ROSÉ: A Guide to the Pink Wine State of Mind by Erica Blumenthal and Nikki Huganir
Get in the pink wine state of mind with Yes Way Rosé, the ultimate guide to drinking and entertaining with the blush beverage, from the creators of @yeswayrose!
Fresh, easygoing, and a little bit whimsical, rose is more than just a wine — it’s shorthand for an entire lifestyle. And nothing embodies the lighthearted joy of “drinking pink” more than the wine and lifestyle brand Yes Way Rosé.
Equal parts informative and celebratory, Yes Way Rosé is both a wine primer and a source of lifestyle inspiration. Readers will learn the ins and outs of rose production, as well as the major wine-making regions, before diving into food pairings, rose cocktails, and even rose-inspired astrology.
From Rosé 101, tasting notes, and recipes, to tips on maintaining “rose vibes” and throwing an incredible soiree, Erica Blumenthal and Nikki Huganir translate their vibrant, humorous, and well-informed passion for rose into an irresistible gift book. Overflowing with full-color photographs and cheeky illustrations, Yes Way Rosé is the perfect read for anyone who has ever fallen under the alluring spell of pink wine.
Passion in the Bones: A Guide to Breaking the Chains of Negativity and Living Your Own Adventure
Fourteen years ago, Elaine Howard stumbled into a rock shop and bought a fateful souvenir- a little dinosaur tooth- that would change her life forever. Elaine’s interest in that fossil not only awakened her passion for paleontology but transformed her life from one of negativity and hopelessness to one of excitement and adventure. On the surface, it appeared dinosaurs brought Elaine back to life. In reality, it was her change in mental focus that radically transformed her life for the better.
Don’t wait to find your life-changing passion by chance. You have the power to take control and initiate your own positive transformation. In Passion in the Bones, Elaine provides a step-by-step guide to finding and sustaining a passion that will get the positives flowing―and keep them flowing―in your life
The Ultimate Guide for Great Wine Collectors By Chiara Giannotti
THE PERFECT WINE CELLAR: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR GREAT WINE COLLECTORS, by expert sommelier and Dame Chevalier de Champagne Chiara Giannotti, envisions an ideal collection of the most expensive and prestigious wines from around the world. Every label that has a great impact on the history of wine is included. In recent years, wine has become a luxury item, a collectible, and an investment, as well as a simple commodity. The bottles themselves have become cult objects. This sophisticated volume celebrates the rarest wines that are sought after by collectors and coveted by enthusiasts and connoisseurs. Wine collecting is a hobby that takes time, but will ultimately reap satisfying rewards, and this book is the perfect reference source for assembling a remarkable and diverse cellar. Each section includes an introduction on each wine region’s history, landscapes, distinctive qualities, major wineries, the most prestigious wines, notable collectors, directory of auction houses, and bottles considered works of art. Rizzoli InternationalPublications, Inc.300 Park Avenue SouthNew York, NY 10010Tel. (212) 387-3400Telefax (212) 387-3535THE PERFECT WINE CELLAR also includes gorgeous photographs of prominent collectors’ cellars and information on one-of-a-kind bottles and significant trends that will help aspiring collectors navigate a world that has become increasingly exclusive.