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