The Guinness Drinking Companion

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Globe Pequot, Apr 1, 2003 - Cooking - 224 pages
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Take delicious sips from the literature of brews and spirits. Leslie Dunkling, under the imprimatur of the world's most famous brewer, gives readers a comprehensive introduction to the history and range of alcoholic beverages.
Dunkling amasses poems, bits of biography, and clips from novels that show numerous coincidences between alcohol and literature. Chapters include "Liquid Magnanimity-The Wines of the World;" "Lifting the Spirits-The Spirits and Liqueurs of the World;" and "Something Brewing-Beers, Ales, and Stouts."
Peppered with quotations from literary figures, including Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck, Thomas Hardy, and William Shakespeare, and many others, The Guinness Drinking Companion is sure to please lovers of fine literature and imbibers alike. It is a fascinating and often amusing look at the literature and history of alcoholic beverages.
  

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Contents

FOREWORD BY MICHAEL JACKSON
5
THE STAMP OF APPROVAL arguments in favour of drinking
24
THE OPPOSITION PARTY arguments against drinking
41
LITERARY DRINKING drinks drinkers and drinking in literature
62
SOMETHING BREWING beers ales stouts
79
POMONAS JUICES cider
115
LIFTING THE SPIRITS the spirits and liqueurs of the world
168
MIXING IT cocktails punches and other mixed drinks
203
INDEX
219
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About the Editors:
Leslie Dunkling is President of the Names Society, and is also the author of the Guiness Book of Names and Everymans Dictionary of First Names. Gordon Wright is the author of two other books on pub names.

Author and journalist Michael Jackson was born in Yorkshire, England on March 27, 1942. He wrote numerous books about beer and whiskey and was considered an authority in the area. He suffered from Parkinson's disease and died on August 30, 2007.

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