The Guinness Drinking Companion
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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FOREWORD BY MICHAEL JACKSON
THE STAMP OF APPROVAL arguments in favour of drinking
THE OPPOSITION PARTY arguments against drinking
LITERARY DRINKING drinks drinkers and drinking in literature
SOMETHING BREWING beers ales stouts
19th century absinthe alcohol alcoholic drink American apples Australian slang barley Beaujolais beer bitter blended Bordeaux bottle bourbon brandy brewery brewing British Burgundy called cask cellar Champagne Charles Dickens Chateau cider cocktail Cognac Cote de Beaune Creme demarcated Spanish wine described Dictionary distilled drank drinkers drunk drunkenness Dutch English fermentation flavour France French fruit German glass grapes Guinness herbs hops Irish J.B. Priestley juice known lager Landwein lemon liqueur liquid liquor Loire Valley Madeira malt Martini mash means mixed mixture Mosel-Saar-Ruwer orange originally pint port Portuguese produced punch recommended Italian claret red wine refers Rheingau Rheinhessen Rhone Valley says Scotch sherry Sinclair Lewis soda Spanish wine region sparkling spices spirits stout sugar sweet taste term thought tion toast usually vermouth vintage vodka whisky Whisky Galore white wine word wort writers yeast young
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Limited preview - 1995