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Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans
Kerri McCafferty
A collection of nearly 200 photographs tells the story of New Orleans historic taverns. Includes cocktail recipes as well, such as the Vampire's Kiss and Commander's Mint Julip. Hardcover, 143 pp. $35.00.

Milkshake BarMilkshake Bar

Hannah Miles
How nostalgic it is to sip a malted milkshake. It reminds you of a hot summers day, sitting on a red stool, listening to Elvis Presley. Or not. Regardless, Milkshake Bar is a wonderful and refreshing book on the world of shakes, smoothies, floats and malts. One Banana Caramel Milkshake coming right up! Hardcover, 64 pp.

Making Wines, Liquers and CordialsMaking Wines, Liquers and Cordials

Belshie Grimes
In this indispensible book, Beshlie Grimes reveals the world of homemade wines, liqueurs, and cordials. With a focus on the natural and organic, Grimes shows us that the natures bounty is as at home in the class as it is on the plate. Hardcover, 144 pp.

Punch Parties Punch Parties
Ben Reed
Not your traditional, average cocktail book, Punch Parties is a perfect guide to entertainment drinks. Putting a spin on old classics such as the Tom Collins, and providing fresh new options, Ben Reed's Punch Parties is a crowd pleaser. Hardcover, 128 pp.

Beverage Basics Understanding & Appreciating Wine Beer & SpiritsBeverage Basics Understanding & Appreciating Wine Beer & Spirits
Robert W. Small & Michelle Couturier
A reference for both professionals and beginners, the text is heavily complemented by photos, charts, and maps. While the book includes beer and spirits, the main focus is wine in all its variety--or should that be varietals? Hardcover, 462 pp. $78.00.

Uncorking the PastUncorking the Past

Patrick E. McGovern
In Uncorking the Past Patrick E. McGovern examines the history of the alcoholic beverage, from ancient winetasting to the cultivation of grains and fruits for the purpose of producing alcohol. McGovern posits that alcoholic beverages and their production have played an integral role in human evolution, and influences not only history but also humanity itself. Hardcover, 330 pp. $31.95.

Mr. Boston Official Bartender's GuideMr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide, 67th edition

Edited by Anthony Giglio
Seventy-three years after the original publication Mr. Boston is still serving as the indespensible guide for professional and home bartenders alike. Starting wtih an introduction on tending basics and types of serving glasses, the book then deals with cocktails arranged by spirits and styles, arranged alphabetically. Discover the pleasures of the Tijuana Taxi, the Licorice Mist and more. Includes a chapter of non-alocholic cocktails. Some colour photos. Hardcover, 298 pp. $15.95.

What to Drink with What you EatWhat to Drink with What you Eat

Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page
The definitve guide to pairing food with wine, beer, spirits, coffee, tea - even water - based on expert advice from America's best sommeliers. 356 pp. $46.00.


A Matter of TasteCanadianA Matter of Taste
Lucy Waverman and James Chatto
Two of Toronto s best food writers have combined forces to present contemporary menus for almost every imaginable occasion(her efforts) enhanced by inspired suggestions for accompanying wines and spirits (his efforts).We heartily recommend the salmon spring rolls with balsamic dipping sauce. Hardcover, 368pp, $50.00.

Schott’s Food & Drink MiscellanySchott's Food & Drink Miscellany
Ben Schott
The most entertaining book of the year, this tiny volume is crammed with some of the most interesting and obscure facts about food and drink you 'll find. It's utterly useless, but fascinating. Hardcover, 159 pp. $24.95.

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