Category Archives: Beverage Books

Billionaire Secrets to Drinking Wine (When You’re Not a Billionaire)

Avoid ordering wine by the glass, know how to spot sneaky sommeliers, and recognize that a high price does not always mean quality. Those are some of the tips Mark Oldman, a two-time winner of the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2016

Now in its 39th year of publication, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2016 provides data on more than 6,000 wines, as well as regions, vintages, and growers around the world.  It offers maps, grape varieties, tips on food and wine … Continue reading

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Book Review: 101 Cocktails to Try Before You Die

Home bartenders as well as professional mixologists will find much to value in 101 Cocktails to Try Before You Die by Francois Monti.  From the classics (Old-Fashioned, Manhattan and Vesper) to the less well-known (Scofflaw, Irish Mermaid, Bramble) you’ll find … Continue reading

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Jim Koch’s Quench Your Own Thirst Well Worth Reading

We’re a bit late reviewing Jim Koch‘s autobiography, Quench Your Own Thirst.  That’s because unlike a lot of reviewers, I actually read every word before I write a review. My assessment of Koch’s book:  It’s a 1-in-a-million.  It should be … Continue reading

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The Barefoot Spirit: How Two People Who Knew Nothing Built America’s No. 1 Wine Brand

The problem with most business books is that they are unrealistic. If the authors are management consultants, they slap a catchy label on some simple concept and promote it as an astounding breakthrough though; think Tom Peters’ In Pursuit of … Continue reading

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Want to Be Rich? Here’s the One Book You Should Read

We don’t often review books that don’t relate pretty directly to the alcohol beverage industry.  But we’re going to do so today, and its a review of  a book published 14 years ago. The book is The Rich and How … Continue reading

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