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By Ian Lendler

ISBN-10: 1436294797

ISBN-13: 9781436294799

Eventually, there's a ebook that's nearly as a lot enjoyable as having a number of beverages. Alcoholica Esoterica offers the historical past and tradition of booze as advised by way of a author with a knack for distilling the entire dull bits into the main fascinating evidence and hilarious stories. It's similar to pulling up a stool subsequent to the neatest and funniest man within the bar. Divided into chapters protecting the elemental booze groups—including beer, wine, Champagne, whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, and tequila—Alcoholica Esoterica charts the starting place and upward thrust of every alcohol's specific charms and effect. different sections chronicle "Great Moments in Hic-story," "Great state ingesting Songs," "10 unusual Laws," and "Mt. Lushmore, elements I–V." also, recognized costs at the joys and sorrows of liquor supply worthwhile photographs of recommendation and intoxicating whimsy.

Did you know...

that the observe bar is brief for barrier? certain, that's right—to hold the purchasers from getting in any respect the booze.
that Winston Churchill's mom supposedly invented the Manhattan?
that the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock as the sailors at the Mayflower have been working low on beer and have been bored with sharing?
that you've a better probability of being killed via a flying Champagne cork than through a toxic spider?
that the Code of Hammurabi mandated that brewers of low-quality beer be drowned in it?
that beer was once so well liked by medieval clergymen and clergymen that during the 13th century they stopped baptizing infants with holy water and began utilizing beer?

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