A well-curated collection of coffee-table books can be a great conversation starter and a source of inspiration. For those who appreciate the world of drinks and cocktails, these seven books are the perfect addition to your collection, providing captivating stories, beautiful photography, and expert advice on all things beverage-related.
1. The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson
This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to the world of wine covers everything from the history of winemaking to the geography of wine regions. With detailed maps and expert tasting notes, this book is a must-have for any wine enthusiast. Get this book here.
2. The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual by Sean Muldoon, Jack McGarry, and Ben Schaffer
From the award-winning team behind The Dead Rabbit, a renowned New York City bar, comes this stunning book filled with innovative cocktail recipes, captivating stories, and beautiful photography. The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual will inspire you to elevate your cocktail game. Check it out here.
3. Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold
Dave Arnold, the founder of New York City’s Booker and Dax, dives deep into the science and techniques behind crafting the perfect cocktail. This fascinating book is perfect for those who want to understand the chemistry of mixology and learn how to create truly exceptional drinks. Get this for your mixologist friend now.
4. Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack
A visually stunning and informative guide to wine, Wine Folly covers everything from wine basics to food pairings and regional profiles. With easy-to-understand graphics and clear explanations, this book is perfect for both beginners and seasoned wine lovers. Get this book here.
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5. The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
Discover the fascinating world of plants and their role in creating the drinks we love. The Drunken Botanist explores the history, biology, and chemistry behind our favorite libations, offering a unique perspective on the world of beverages. Check it out here.
6. The Curious Bartender: The Artistry and Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail by Tristan Stephenson
Delve into the history and craft of cocktail-making with this beautifully designed book. The Curious Bartender provides a comprehensive look at the tools, techniques, and ingredients needed to create exceptional cocktails, along with a collection of innovative recipes. Get it here.
7. Whiskey: The Definitive World Guide by Michael Jackson
Explore the world of whiskey in this comprehensive guide by the late Michael Jackson, a renowned whiskey expert. The book covers the history, production, and tasting notes of whiskies from around the world, accompanied by beautiful photography and detailed maps. Gift this to a whiskey lover here.
These seven coffee-table books offer a wealth of knowledge and inspiration for drinking enthusiasts. From the art and science of mixology to the fascinating world of plants and their role in creating our favorite beverages, these books provide a captivating glimpse into the world of drinks. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, a cocktail aficionado, or simply a curious reader, these books are sure to spark conversation and elevate your appreciation for the art of drinking.
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