Ian Lendler Þ 4 Read & DownloadI think a book on interesting alcohol trivia should be a little interesting This could have been done better Most of it was 1 things everyone already knows hey did you know um 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 fuck Still I did get a few interesting talking points my next trip to
the bar two hours from now You e likely to be killed bybar two hours from now You e likely to be killed by flying champagne cork than a poisonous spider In Hammurabi s Code bartenders who served mugs of beer not filled to the top were sentenced to death by drowning The empty space between the cork and the wine is called the ullage Became a term of abuse in the British Navy to describe a crewmember as useless Stomping grapes with bare feet Wolfgang releases carbon dioxide and some people have died doing it The gas inside a bottle of champagne exerts about 3x as much pressure as the air in a car s tire The Smirnoff family was the official vodka maker to the Russian czar As aesult Lenin who was a teetotaler had the whole family killed except for one son who brought the vodka ecipe with him to the States Sake actually originates in China not Japan During prohibition wine makers Would Bottle Grape Juice bottle grape juice their vineyards and on the label post warnings that it could ferment and turn into wine and gave step by step instructions on. 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 covering the basic booze groups including beer wine Champagne whiskey um gin vodka and teuila Alcoholica Esote. How this would happen and how to prevent it Strong drinks actually hit you slower stomach valve closes in shock when it detects high proof booze So things like wine and beer get absorbed faster There you go Now you don t have to ead it Cheers An entertaining little book with a lot of trivia and little historical tidbits
alcoholic spirits elated topics Book s arrangement starts with chapters on major alcoholic spirits Кракатит rum vodka gin so on Then it goes on with pieces of trivia arranged by topic such aseligion and vodka so on Then it goes on with other pieces of trivia arranged by topic such as Werewolf: The Apocalypse religion and 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 me the timing may also be an issue I had just finished And a Bottle of Rumi which is a very good history ofum so a lot of what this book presented I either knew or had Das überforderte Gehirn: Mit Steinzeitwerkzeug in der Hightech-Welt read in better detail already Having said that it is a nice book to keep around toead in small doses You will learn a thing or two and even if you think you know a lot you may find some curious or neat piece of trivia 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 This book is awesome Being a homebrewer I already knew. Rica charts the origin and ise 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 uotes on the joys and sorrows of liuor offer useful shots of advice and intoxicating whimsyDid you knowthat the word bar is short for barrier Yes that's ight to keep the customers from getting at all the boozethat Winston Churchill's mother supposedly invented. 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 Ivy Vines Visions really good job of giving a thorough but still concise history of all types of booze as well as funny anecdotes uotes etc I give this book as hostess gifts Such fun toead bits and pieces when you can Love the antidotes I ve bought probably 10 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 ead go section by section or just pick your favorite drinks Preparing for a new employment opportunity in the next few months Perfect addition to everyone s home bar next few months Perfect addition to everyone s home bar I feel extra prepared for my next pub trivia night I don t often ead non fiction stuff but I heard about this one via an author interview possibly on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart or could veon alcoholic spirits
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could listen to for hours It s also one of the few books I ve ecommended to several eal peoplelisten to for hours It s also one of the few books I ve ecommended to several eal people if you don t enjoy alcohol at all you will enjoy this book This is a great entertaining little book I eally enjoyed it. The Manhattanthat the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock because the sailors on the Mayflower were Mindfulness for Black Dogs Blue Days: Finding a Path Through Depression running low on beer and were tired of sharingthat you have a higher chance of being killed by a flying Champagne cork than by a poisonous spiderthat the Code of Hammurabi mandated that brewers of low uality beer be drowned in itthat beer was so popular with medieval priests and monks that in the thirteenth century they stopped baptizing babies with holy water and started using be.