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The school of sophisticated drinking : an intoxicating history of seven spirits

Author: Kerstin Ehmer; Beate Hindermann
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The school of sophisticated drinking" traces the deep-seated lineage of drinking in the social, political, and even scentific developments of our culture. Inspired by an ongoing series of lectures at Berlin's legendary Potsdamer Strasse cocktail den, the Victoria Bar, this comprehensive books delves into the sociopolitical significance of and technological innovations behind a familiar wine or spirit-- brandy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
School of sophisticated drinking.
(CaOONL)20159050588
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerstin Ehmer; Beate Hindermann
ISBN: 9781771641203 1771641207
OCLC Number: 914400199
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface: why we drink & why this book --
Foreword / by Kevin Brauch --
First semester: brandy --
Second semester: vodka --
Third semester: whisky --
Fourth semester: rum --
Fifth semester: gin --
Sixth semester: tequila --
Seventh semester: champagne --
Cocktail recipes.
Responsibility: Kerstin Ehmer & Beate Hindermann ; foreword by Kevin Brauch ; with illustrations by Angela Dwyer.

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"The school of sophisticated drinking" traces the deep-seated lineage of drinking in the social, political, and even scentific developments of our culture. Inspired by an ongoing series of lectures at Berlin's legendary Potsdamer Strasse cocktail den, the Victoria Bar, this comprehensive books delves into the sociopolitical significance of and technological innovations behind a familiar wine or spirit-- brandy, vodka, whisky, rum, gin, tequila, and champagne-- and shares plenty of tales of libational adventure. Whether you're an expert drinker or a novice barfly, it'll give you plenty to contemplate inside your glass. -- From back cover.

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