A History of the World in 6 Glasses
New York Times Bestseller
From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history.
Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period.
A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E. was so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it was used to pay wages. In ancient Greece wine became the main export of her vast seaborne trade, helping spread Greek culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying seamen on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Although coffee originated in the Arab world, it stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. And hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it became especially popular in Britain, with far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Finally, though carbonated drinks were invented in 18th-century Europe they became a 20th-century phenomenon, and Coca-Cola in particular is the leading symbol of globalization.
For Tom Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
- History of the World in 6 Glasses
Whiskey Decanter Globe Set with 2 Etched Globe Whisky Glasses - for Liquor, Scotch, Bourbon, Vodka - 850ml
Whiskey decanter globe set with 2 etched globe whisky glasses - for Liquor, Scotch, Bourbon, Vodka, Wine, Water, Juice, Iced Tea or any beverage - 850ml
- Hand Blown elegant Whiskey Decanter dispenser featuring an etched globe design and antique ship in the bottle will undoubtedly enhance your drinking experience while making a bold impression.
- PATENT PENDING set includes whisky decanter with 2 matching globe design old fashioned whiskey glasses fitted onto mahogany stained tray. Gold stopper adds a touch of class while keeping your spirits sealed.
- Lead free decanter capacity: 850ml - Cocktail glass: 300ml
- Great conversation piece at any party. Can also be used to serve water, juice, Soda, iced tea and other beverages.
- Since 1973 Godinger has specialized in handcrafted silver, pewter, crystal, stainless, and alternative metal giftware. From wedding gifts, candlesticks, barware, bakeware, tea sets and frames, you are sure to find the perfect item for any special occasion. Godinger products are available at all major retailers across the US and Canada.
Around the World in 80 Cocktails
Around the World in 80 Cocktails celebrates the globetrotting history of the cocktail through eighty different iconic drinks each of which has its own story to tell. Bartender and writer Chad Parkhill takes you on a whirlwind tour of the places that have shaped the history of the cocktail from its birth to the present day, with recipes so you can follow along at home.
You'll learn about the surprising military history behind the bubbly, vivacious Venetian Spritz; how the G&T moved from India to England (and why the best in the world are now made in Spain); and how France's Burgundy region turned tragedy into triumph with the Kir. Accompanied by gorgeous vintage-style illustrations that evoke antique travel posters, these stories and recipes are an ode to the joys of travel, history, and drinking.
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- Magazine print ad: not an offer for alcohol
- 1 page 10" x 12"
- Suitable for framing
But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry
In her new book, But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!, Julia Reed, a master of the art of eating, drinking, and making merry, takes the reader on culinary adventures in places as far flung as Kabul, Afghanistan and as close to home as her native Mississippi Delta and Florida's Gulf Coast. Along the way, Reed discovers the perfect Pimm's Royale at the Paris Ritz, devours delicious chuletons in Madrid, and picks up tips from accomplished hostesses ranging from Pat Buckley to Pearl Bailey and, of course, her own mother. Reed writes about the bountyand the burdenof a Southern garden in high summer, tosses salads in the English countryside, and shares C.Z. Guest's recipe for an especially zingy bullshot. She understands the necessity of a potent holiday punch and serves it up by the silver bowl full, but she is not immune to the slightly less refined charms of a blender full of frozen peach daiquiris or a garbage can full of Yucca Flats. And then there are the parties: shindigs ranging from sultry summer suppers and raucous dinners at home to a Plymouth-like Thanksgiving feast and an upscale St. Patrick's Day celebration. This delightful collection of essays by Julia Reed, a master storyteller with an inimitable voice and a limitless capacity for fun, will show you how to entertain guests with style, have a good time yourself and always have that perfect pitcher of sangria ready at a moment's notice.
Paul Lamond Games Worlds Most Difficult Jigsaw Puzzle Dalmatians
This puzzle will provide the ultimate challenge for any puzzle enthusiast. Ever heard the puzzle fan in your life complain that the puzzle is too easy and not challenging enough? Well this puzzle will be the answer to that problem! Although only 529 pieces it provides a very stern test for any puzzles as the puzzle is double sided with an identical image on both sides off-set by 90 degrees. As if that wasn't bad enough the production process ensures that the cutters are reversed so there is no was to tell which pieces go which way round by looking at the cutter marks. The image features hundreds of adorable dalmatian dogs and is guarenteed to have any puzzles seeing spote before their eyes!
- A fiendishly difficult double sided puzle
- This 529 piece puzzle will feel more like 4,000 pieces!
- The double sided puzle has the identical image on both sides!
- Puzzle size 384 x 384mm
- Presented in a shrink wrapped box
The Drunken Botanist
The Essential, New York TimesBestselling Guide to Botany and Booze
A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.NPR's Morning Edition
Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous. The New York Times
Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.
Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaursbut each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.
This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixologywith more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardenerswill make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.
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A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir
"A hilarious and heartbreaking story of a Jewish familys escape from oppression."--The New York Times
A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, 600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later, Lev, now an American adult, sets out to retrace his family's long trek, locate the strangers who fought for his freedom, and in the process, gain a future by understanding his past.
Lev Golinkin's memoir is the vivid, darkly comic, and poignant story of a young boy in the confusing and often chilling final decade of the Soviet Union. It's also the story of Lev Golinkin, the American man who finally confronts his buried past by returning to Austria and Eastern Europe to track down the strangers who made his escape possible . . . and say thank you. Written with biting, acerbic wit and emotional honesty in the vein of Gary Shteyngart, Jonathan Safran Foer, and David Bezmozgis, Golinkin's search for personal identity set against the relentless currents of history is more than a memoirit's a portrait of a lost era. This is a thrilling tale of escape and survival, a deeply personal look at the life of a Jewish child caught in the last gasp of the Soviet Union, and a provocative investigation into the power of hatred and the search for belonging. Lev Golinkin achieves an amazing featand it marks the debut of a fiercely intelligent, defiant, and unforgettable new voice.
Whiskey Decanter Set World Etched Globe Decanter Airtight Stopper Antique Ship Liquor Dispenser Perfect Bar Gift Bourbon Scotch Vodka Liquor USA Map Tray 850 ml
With its unique beauty and touch of class, we believe this whiskey decanter and glasses set speaks the language of all. World travelers will appreciate its original globe and map theme, wine enthusiasts will love its attractive style, executives will pride themselves on the effect it lends their offices, and homemakers will delight in the atmosphere that it sets in their homes. It is the perfect gift for anniversaries, weddings, housewarming parties, birthdays, Father's day Christmas and nearly every type of occasion!
The delicate glass of the decanter and its two matching cocktail cups are etched with a beautiful globe design. Situated inside the flask is an antique little ship with intricate detail, adding a breathtaking air to the setup. Sitting on a rich wooden USA map shaped mahogany base which further completes the polished look...
Are you a wine lover? Do you enjoy whiskey, bourbon, vodka or brandy? Or do you prefer simple and refreshing juices and soft drinks? This wine bottle is suitable for any type of beverage, and wisely holds the contents of standard size 850 ml. bottles.
Its airtight stopper locks in the flavors of your favorite liquors, giving you the ultimate drinking experience!
Makes a Great Gift, GUARANTEED! Make a statement by gifting this sophisticated whiskey decanter set to that special Father or Husband, or acquire it for yourself. Add an elegant flair to your parties, events, and social affairs, and enjoy your drinks in style!
- ENHANCE YOUR HOME BAR with this unique complete elegant whisky decanter set, includes an etched globe decanter accompanied by matching glasses masterly arranged on a MAHOGANY USA MAP SHAPE TRAY
- BEAUTIFY YOUR SPIRIT DRINKS by displaying them in this beautiful capital decanter. fill it with whiskey, bourbon, scotch, alcohol, vodka, soda, liquor, wine, cocktails etc. and SEE THEM SHINE THRU THIS LEAD-FREE LIQUOR DISPENSER
- CELEBRATE WITH A SOPHISTICATED GIFT! The perfect way to acknowledge a family member's special triumphs, celebrate a birthday... praise a job well done... reward a goal achieved... SIMPLY SAY "I LOVE YOU" ON A FATHER'S DAY or for any special Person/Day/Occasion
- PATENT PENDING USA MAP SHAPED TRAY further sophisticates this amazing exquisite decanter adding a breathtaking air to the setup, the map masterly cut curved on rich wooden mahogany base COMPLETES ITS POLISHED LOOK...
- 100 LEAD-FREE HAND-BLOWN GLASS Situated inside the flask is an ANTIQUE LITTLE SHIP with intricate detail, an AIRTIGHT STOPPER to seal the spirits rich flavored detail inside, and the decanter (850ml-28 oz.) with the glasses (300ml-10 oz.)
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