• Cultural studies
      July 2015

      Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom

      by Heather Dolland

      All The Tastes of New York introduces us to the new movement, of “Farm to Glass” through new book, “Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom”. The book shares the stories of 30 New York craft spirit distillers, their journey to success, and their emphasis on using locally grown products. It is an intimate look into each of their struggles, triumphs, and the decision to embark upon this journey. Distillers that distill spirits such as Whiskey, Bourbon, Gin, Vodka and much more!

    • Public health & preventive medicine
      December 2018

      The History of Wine as a Medicine

      From its Beginnings in China to the Present Day

      by Author(s): Philip Norrie, Joseph Maroon, Jeff Bost

      This unique book is the first to describe mankind’s 5,000 year history of using wine as a medicine. Wine is our oldest, most documented and best preventative medicine. It reduces the rate of death from all causes by up to 50% by minimising vascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes by up to 50% and dementia by up to 80%.This text rewrites the history of wine by showing that the first grape wine was actually made in China and not Georgia, as current theory suggests. It contains a unique detailed chronology of wine as a medicine from 9,500 years ago in China until today. It also details some interesting stories about wine, such as its use to help keep convicts alive during their long voyage to Australia, its use in Australian lunatic asylums, Australia’s many ‘Wine Doctors’ such as Penfold and Lindeman, and the American Presidents who championed wine. The book also contains a chapter on one of the main health components of wine, namely resveratrol; written by Professor Joseph Maroon, the famous American neurosurgeon for the American NFL who is an expert on concussion injuries and a great advocate for the use of resveratrol to delay the aging process. It shows that the best way to absorb resveratrol is as a liquid via the buccal mucosa or lining of the mouth and not as pills or capsules. That is why it is best to swirl wine around in your mouth for a minute or two before swallowing it, to absorb more resveratrol.

    • Public health & preventive medicine
      December 2018

      The History of Wine as a Medicine

      From its Beginnings in China to the Present Day

      by Author(s): Philip Norrie, Joseph Maroon, Jeff Bost

      This unique book is the first to describe mankind’s 5,000 year history of using wine as a medicine. Wine is our oldest, most documented and best preventative medicine. It reduces the rate of death from all causes by up to 50% by minimising vascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes by up to 50% and dementia by up to 80%.This text rewrites the history of wine by showing that the first grape wine was actually made in China and not Georgia, as current theory suggests. It contains a unique detailed chronology of wine as a medicine from 9,500 years ago in China until today. It also details some interesting stories about wine, such as its use to help keep convicts alive during their long voyage to Australia, its use in Australian lunatic asylums, Australia’s many ‘Wine Doctors’ such as Penfold and Lindeman, and the American Presidents who championed wine. The book also contains a chapter on one of the main health components of wine, namely resveratrol; written by Professor Joseph Maroon, the famous American neurosurgeon for the American NFL who is an expert on concussion injuries and a great advocate for the use of resveratrol to delay the aging process. It shows that the best way to absorb resveratrol is as a liquid via the buccal mucosa or lining of the mouth and not as pills or capsules. That is why it is best to swirl wine around in your mouth for a minute or two before swallowing it, to absorb more resveratrol.

    • General & world history

      Scotch Missed

      The Lost Distilleries of Scotland

      by Brian Townsend

    • Spirits & cocktails

      The Malt Whisky Cellar Book

      by Neil Wilson

    • Spirits & cocktails

      The A-z of Whisky

      by Gavin D. Smith

    • Biography: business & industry

      Wort, Worms & Washbacks

      Memoirs from the Stillhouse

      by John. McDougall

      The memoirs of John McDougall, one of Scotland's best known whisky distillers. The book covers his time in the industry from 1963 to 1999, during which McDougall has worked in distilleries in Speyside, Ayrshire, Islay and Campbeltown, before setting up his own business in Kelso. The memoirs reveal the characters John has dealt with in the many differing places he has worked and portray a picture of the distillery shop floor, the stillroom and the mashroom, and the changes that have been made in them over the past 35 years.

    • Food manufacturing & related industries

      Goodness Nose

      The Passionate Revelations of a Scotch Whisky Master Blender

      by Richard Paterson

    • Memoirs

      Goodness Nose

      The Passionate Revelations of a Scotch Whisky Master Blender

      by Richard Paterson

    • Travel writing

      French Country Roads

      A Wine Lover's Guide to France

      by John D. O'Connell

    • Local history

      The Lost Distilleries of Ireland.

      by Brian Townsend

      Scotch may now be the most popular whisky in the world, but over a century ago, it was Irish whisky which was most commonly drunk. Today, only three producing units exist: at Midleton, County Cork; Bushmills, County Antrim; and Cooley at Dundalk, County Louth. The author of this work has researched the lost distilleries of Ireland and details what happened to them. He relates the origins of distilling in Ireland - an Arabic hand-down to Irish monks; the links with Scotland; the wild years when illicit distilling was rampant and shebeens proliferated as corruption increased; the coming of legitimacy and temperance; the development of Coffey still (and its contribution to the ultimate sinking of the industry); the golden years; prohibition in the USA and the emergence of the Free State in 1922.;Each of the distilleries is listed and accompanied by archive photographs and etchings. The list includes: Bow Street; John's Lane; Thomas Street; Marrowbone Lane; Jones Road; and Phoenix Park - all in Dublin; Monasterevan, County Kildare; Tullamore, Brusna and Burr - all County Offaly; Nun's Island, Galway; Limerick, County Limerick; North Mall, Cork; Medleton, Glen and Bandon - all County Cork; Bishop's Water, Wexford; Dundalk, County Louth; Royal Irish, Avoniel and Irish, Belfast; Upper and Lower, Comber, County Down; Coleraine and Limavady, County Londonderry and Abbey Street and Waterside, Londonderry.

    • History: specific events & topics

      The Whisky Barons

      by Allen. Andrews

      The success of today's whisky industry is largely due to the commercial drive and foresight of a select group of whisky merchants who took the business by storm in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This is the story of how Dewar, Buchanan, Walker, Bell and Mackie established their brands and kick-started the industry. The men had much in common: they were all Scots from humble beginnings, served long apprenticeships and ultimately set out on their own to build their companies. This book shows how they changed the face of the world of whisky by taking the industry by the scruff of the neck and creating many of the sales techniques and the actual business culture still in existence today.

    • Travel writing

      A Ramble Round the Globe Revisited

      In the Footsteps of Tommy Dewar

      by Malcolm. Greenwood

    • Spirits & cocktails

      Scotch

      The Whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story

      by

    • History: specific events & topics
      February 2012

      Stillroom Stories - Tunroom Tales

      by Gavin Smith

    • Food manufacturing & related industries

      Bad Whisky

      The Scandal That Created the World's Most Successful Spirit

      by Edward. Burns

    • Medicine

      The Psychedelic Traveller

      Short Stories

      by ANTHONY JAMES

      A collection of short stories from adventures and fantastic imaginings aroud the world. Each story is set in a different country, from Brazil to Siberia, from new Zealand to India. Each story is a cameo in itself, each one of a different mood, be it playful, or dark, of conflict or good humour. Stories will remind those who travel widely of the pitfalls and opportunities and remind all the readers that there is nothing more wonderful than this wonderful world and the ppeople in it.

    • Cultural studies
      March 2015

      In Search of the Village Distilleries of Maramures

      A Romanian Odyssey

      by Ian Macilwain

      This photographic portrait of the Village fruit brandy distilleries of the remote inaccessible northernmost province of Romania has taken the author five years to complete. He first went to the neighbouring province of Transylvania in 1968 on a Honda 50. After a career in Psychiatry , he has specialised in the photography of Scottish malt whisky distilleries , producing several books, of which the best known is ‘Bottled History’. He has found in Maramures a process remarkably similar to the family distilling tradition in Scotland which died out after 1820. The photographs capture the atmospheric interiors and the people who work in them. The author tries to distil the essence of this deeply traditional place before it disappears for ever.

    • Alcoholic beverages

      Wine behind the label - 9th edition

      by David Moore and Neville Blech

      This is the 9th edition of the award winning guide to the best wine producers in the world and their wines. It includes an introduction to all the major wine producing areas, price guides, rating of wines, vintage charts, maps, a glossery of wine terms, a grape glossary and awards for excellence in the production of wnes. This is a must have reference guide for wine professionals, sommeliers, retailers, and enthusiasts alike.

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