October 15, 2008

The Joy of Drinking Book

joy_of_drinking.jpgHey, wait a minute...we enjoy drinking - more than we enjoy a lot of things. So why haven't we read this book yet? Because we just found out about it today. It looks interesting, gets great reviews, and is on one of our favorite topics in the universe. Consider it bought.

While disclosing facts about the drinking habits--and abuses--of characters like Mark Anthony, Samuel Pepys and Pope Leo XIII, Holland includes summaries of how various kinds of fermentations and distillates were developed, often accidentally, in cultures from ancient Arabia to present-day America, and in times from Ptolemy's to Prohibition. She includes several recipes for home-style "remedies" like elderberry wine and applejack, as well as diagrams and instructions for the construction of your own backyard still.

The Joy of Drinking

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at October 15, 2008 9:31 AM
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