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Alcoholica Esoterica: A Collection of Useful and Useless Information as it Relates to the History and Consumption of All Manner of Booze

Alcoholica Esoterica A Collection of Useful and Useless Information as it Relates to the History and Consumption of All Manner of Booze Finally there s a book that s almost as much fun as having a couple of drinks Alcoholica Esoterica presents the history and culture of booze as told by a writer with a knack for distilling all the bo

  • Title: Alcoholica Esoterica: A Collection of Useful and Useless Information as it Relates to the History and Consumption of All Manner of Booze
  • Author: Ian Lendler
  • ISBN: 9780143035978
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • Finally, there s a book that s almost as much fun as having a couple of drinks Alcoholica Esoterica presents the history and culture of booze as told by a writer with a knack for distilling all the boring bits into the most interesting facts and hilarious tales It s almost like pulling up a stool next to the smartest and funniest guy in the bar Divided into chapters covFinally, there s a book that s almost as much fun as having a couple of drinks Alcoholica Esoterica presents the history and culture of booze as told by a writer with a knack for distilling all the boring bits into the most interesting facts and hilarious tales It s almost like pulling up a stool next to the smartest and funniest guy in the bar Divided into chapters covering the basic booze groups including beer, wine, Champagne, whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, and tequila Alcoholica Esoterica charts the origin and rise of each alcohol s particular charms and influence Other sections chronicle Great Moments in Hic story, Great Country Drinking Songs, 10 Odd Laws, and Mt Lush, Parts I V Additionally, famous quotes on the joys and sorrows of liquor offer useful shots of advice and intoxicating whimsy.Did you knowat the word bar is short for barrier Yes, that s right to keep the customers from getting at all the boozeat Winston Churchill s mother supposedly invented the Manhattan that the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock because the sailors on the Mayflower were running low on beer and were tired of sharing that you have a higher chance of being killed by a flying Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider that the Code of Hammurabi mandated that brewers of low quality beer be drowned in it that beer was so popular with medieval priests and monks that in the thirteenth century they stopped baptizing babies with holy water and started using beer

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    1. This book is awesome. Being a homebrewer, I already knew most of the history of beer. But I knew nothing about how wine, sake, and all the other spirits came to exist. This book does a really good job of giving a thorough, but still concise, history of all types of booze, as well as funny anecdotes, quotes, etc.

    2. I think a book on interesting alcohol trivia should be a little more interesting. This could have been done better. Most of it was 1) things everyone already knows (hey did you know rum is made from molasses and was successful only because of the slave trade?) or 2) simply boring (Did you know Campari was invented by a cafe owner named Gaspare Campari in 1860? No, I didn't, but I also don't give a fuck). Still, I did get a few interesting talking points for my next trip to the bar (o hours from [...]

    3. An entertaining little book with a lot of trivia and little historical tidbits on alcoholic spirits and related topics. Book's arrangement starts with chapters on major alcoholic spirits: rum, vodka, gin, so on. Then it goes on with other pieces of trivia arranged by topic, such as religion and alcohol, the British Navy, and even a bit on temperance and AA. The latter part of the book did not seems as engaging as the earlier parts, maybe because by then some of the stuff seemed like filler. For [...]

    4. I don't often read non-fiction stuff, but I heard about this one via an author interview, possibly on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart or could've been NPR. Not only was this book amazingly informative, but astoundingly entertaining and well written. It feels like a really long, interesting conversation with one of those witty people you could listen to for hours. It's also one of the few books I've recommended to several real people. Even if you don't enjoy alcohol at all, you will enjoy this bo [...]

    5. This book is awesome. A short history on every major variety of alcohol (beer, wine, whisky, bourbon, cordials, vodka etc) and some of their sub genre's (lager, pilsner, champagne, sherry etc). The author has a very funny style, inserting his own opinions and bad jokes into the fascinating historical facts. Easy read, go section by section or just pick your favorite drinks.

    6. Brilliantly written and fascinating for any lover of any type of drink. Lendler points out himself that if you want a serious, hoity-toity guide to drinks, then this is the wrong book. But if you enjoy an irreverent attitude and learning at the same time, this is excellent.

    7. So many fun facts and stories in this book. In a nutshell: booze is the backbone of every society around the world.

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