The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives, Volume 1

Alcohol intake is going to the very roots of approximately all human societies. diversified nations and areas became linked to differing types of alcohol, for example, the “beer culture” of Germany, the “wine culture” of France, Japan and saki, Russia and vodka, the Caribbean and rum, or the “moonshine culture” of Appalachia. Wine is utilized in non secular rituals, and toasts are used to seal company bargains or to rejoice marriages and country dinners. in spite of the fact that, our relation with alcohol is one in every of love/hate. We additionally control it and tax it, we move legislation approximately whilst and the place it’s applicable, we crack down significantly on under the influence of alcohol riding, and the U.S. and different nations attempted the failed “Noble Experiment” of Prohibition.
While there are lots of encyclopedias on alcohol, approximately all strategy it as a substance of abuse, taking a medical, scientific viewpoint (alcohol, alcoholism, and treatment). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol examines the heritage of alcohol all over the world and is going past the old lens to check alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, as well—both for strong and for ill—from the earliest days of humankind.

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Home Brewer's Gold: Prize-Winning Recipes from the 1996 World Beer Cup Competition

By Charlie Papazian

America's grasp domestic brewer
exhibits you ways to make the easiest beers at the world.

In 1996, the brewers of the realm met the final word challenge:the international Beer Cup foreign festival. extra than250 breweries entered their most interesting creations in sixty-one differentcategories sooner than a global panel of beermaking experts.Only the main excellent examples of the brewmaster's artqualified for the head award: the Gold Cup. And now, you could tasteall those prize-winning brews -- at home.

Here's all you want to understand to make 5 gallons of every Gold Cupchampion brew. according to brewery information, lab research, tasting notes,and Charlie Papazian's quarter-century of domestic brewing experiencehere are recipes encompassing:

  • British ales, bitters, porters, and stouts
  • Ale within the American, German, and Belgian kinds
  • Pilseners
  • top class, darkish, ice, and dry lagers
  • Bocks
  • gentle beers
  • Malt liquors
  • Herb, spice, and fruit beers e Non-alcoholic malt beverages
  • And a lot more.

Chock-full of data concerning the successful breweries, brewing kinds andinternational beermaking traditions, Home Brewer's Gold represents thestate of the paintings in domestic brewing.

The world's top beers, served up by way of America's maximum domestic brewer --
This book's for you!

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Wine Science: Principles and Applications (Food Science and Technology)

Comprehend the 3 pillars of wine science---- grape tradition, wine creation, and sensory evaluation-- within the 3rd version of this bestselling identify.

Author Ronald Jackson takes readers on a systematic journey into the area of wine via detailing the most recent discoveries during this intriguing undefined. From grape anatomy to wine and well-being, this booklet comprises insurance of fabric no longer present in different enology or viticulture texts together with info on cork and oak, really expert wine making strategies, and historic origins of approaches. Jackson uniquely breaks down refined ideas, permitting the reader to simply comprehend wine technological know-how processes.

NEW to this edition:

* wide revision and additions on: chemistry of pink wine colour, starting place of grape varietyies, wine language, importance of colour and different biasing elements to wine notion, quite a few meanings and importance of wine oxidation
* major extra assurance on brandy and ice wine production
* New illustrations and colour images

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Wine Tasting: A Professional Handbook

Essentially the most revered execs within the wine industry-Ron Jackson, writer of Wine technology (now in its moment edition)- covers all useful and theoretical elements of wine tasting in his new e-book. It information the fundamental options utilized by execs to feel all visible, gustatory, and olfactory wine homes (sight, flavor, and smell). It additionally describes the physiologic, psychologic, and physicochemical origins of sensory conception and discusses wine varieties to demonstrate the attribute positive factors that distinguish nearly all of wines. a wide section of the booklet is devoted to the sensible matters of getting ready and appearing wine checks. Readers are steered in tips to differentiate among a few of the kinds of wine tastings (each requiring its personal layout, tasting sheets, education, ability size, and analysis). integrated is a normal review of the categories and assets of wine caliber and the way wine is such a lot accurately paired with foodstuff. exact gains comprise a movement chart of wine tasting steps, info of blunders to prevent, strategies for education and checking out sensory abilities, pattern tasting sheets, unique facts from 14+ years of educating tasters, and various tables, charts, and figures.

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Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery

By Steve Hindy

What do you get if you happen to move a journalist and a banker? A brewery, of course.

"A nice urban must have nice beer. ny ultimately has, because of Brooklyn. Steve Hindy and Tom Potter supplied it. Beer tuition explains how they did it: their errors in addition to their triumphs. Steve writes with a journalist's skepticism-as notwithstanding he has forgotten that he's reporting on himself. Tom is even much less forgiving-he's a banker, in any case. the interior tale reads every now and then like a cautionary story, however it is an account of an excellent and welcome achievement."
—Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter(r)

"An obtainable and insightful case research with really good perception for aspiring marketers. And if that is not sufficient, it's all approximately beer!"
—Professor Murray Low, government Director, Lang middle for Entrepreneurship, Columbia company School

"Great classes on what each first-time entrepreneur will adventure. Being down the block from the Brooklyn Brewery, I had firsthand witness to their confident influence on our neighborhood. I supply Steve and Tom's booklet an A++!"
—Norm Brodsky, Senior Contributing Editor, Inc. magazine

"Beer college is an invaluable and enjoyable publication. In essence, this is often the tale of beginning a beer enterprise from scratch in ny urban. The product is one readers can relate to, and the industry is as tricky as they get. What a enjoyable problem! The e-book may also help not just these marketers who're beginning a enterprise but additionally these attempting to develop one as soon as it truly is confirmed. Steve and Tom write with enthusiasm and perception approximately development their company. it truly is transparent that they discovered much alongside the best way. Readers can examine from those classes too."
—Michael Preston, Adjunct Professor, Lang middle for Entrepreneurship, Columbia enterprise institution, and coauthor, The street to luck: tips on how to deal with Growth

"Although we (thankfully!) by no means needed to care for the Mob, being held up at gunpoint, or having our beer and kit ripped off, we certainly pointed out with the demanding situations confronted in these early days of cobbling a brewery jointly. the unveiling tale Steve and Tom inform approximately companions coming into a company out of ardour, in an they knew little approximately, being heavily undercapitalized, with a very naive marketing strategy, and their final luck, is an inspiring tale."
—Ken Grossman, founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Artisan Beer: A Complete Guide to Savoring the World's Finest Beers

By Gary Monterosso

Here is an creation to the richly different international of caliber artisan beers. As such a lot beer fanatics understand, the realm of beer has grown a ways past the typical pilsener-style beers brewed by way of the hundreds of thousands of barrels via conglomerate breweries. at the present time beers rival wine in complexity, sort, and class. In ARTISAN BEER, Gary Monterosso explores this new beer panorama to counterpoint the beer event for each drinker.
The e-book surveys varieties of beer, from ales and lagers to porters, lambics, and stouts, encouraging beer fanatics to pattern and enjoy strange beers from around the globe. The e-book appears to be like at pairing beer with foodstuff, an exciting culinary frontier, with suggestion on beer offerings that pair with every thing from roast bird to darkish chocolate. One bankruptcy information a “dream staff” case of 24 beers each beer lover needs to locate and take a look at, for his or her excellence and singularity. And the writer covers the right way to carry a lager tasting, options for maximizing your delight in beer fairs, easy methods to pick out and shop beers for getting older, and masses extra.
Any beer fanatic will locate ARTISAN BEER a profitable learn.

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Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (Brewing Elements)

By Chris White, Jamil Zainasheff

Yeast: the sensible consultant to Beer Fermentation is a source for brewers of all event degrees. The authors adeptly hide yeast choice, garage and dealing with of yeast cultures, tips to tradition yeast and the artwork of rinsing/washing yeast cultures. Sections on easy methods to arrange a yeast lab, the fundamentals of fermentation technology and the way it impacts your beer, plus step-by-step tactics, apparatus lists and a advisor to troubleshooting are incorporated.

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The Joy of Home Distilling: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Moonshine, and More

By Rick Morris

The enjoyment of domestic Distilling is an entire advisor for amateur and intermediate distillers. Readers will find out about each side of distilling, from yeast types and dietary requisites to the various tools of distillation and gear, and post-distillation techniques. writer Rick Morris, who has been promoting distillation apparatus for years, even comprises his personal recipes for various kinds of spirits and drink recipes.

By studying not only how one can distill, but additionally what's taking place at every one step and why it's wanted, readers might be armed with the data they should test with their very own spirits and concoct their very own recipes. effortless to appreciate even for a first-time distiller, the enjoyment of domestic Distilling is bound to develop into your no 1 distilling source.

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Wasted: Tales of a Genx Drunk

By Mark Gauvreau Judge

Cynicism and black humor underscore this hard-edged memoir of a tender journalist's downward spiral into alcoholism. Mark pass judgement on describes his development during the thrill of early restoration to disenchantment with conventional restoration versions and his look for the data and experience of that means he had to come to phrases along with his dependancy and his lifestyles.

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Whiskey Opus

By DK Publishing

Offering hundreds of thousands of precise tasting notes and an exploration of the tale of whiskey informed via in-depth distillery entries, Whiskey Opus is helping professional connoisseurs of their quest to find the world's top whiskies.

Every whiskey sort from unmarried malt to poteen is represented, in addition to counsel and tips for spotting and appreciating each one one.

With nice whiskeys being produced around the globe, Whiskey Opus covers various distilleries, from Banffshire to Bangalore, Scotland to Spain, and Kentucky to Japan — offering whiskey enthusiasts with every thing they should be aware of to totally get pleasure from their favourite spirit.

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