Book Review: The Philosophy of Coffee

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The Philosophy of Coffee

Book Review: The Philosophy of Coffee For me, a day without real coffee is unthinkable. Instant coffee is only for dire emergencies because even bad coffee is better than none. I prefer Italian espresso to keep the jitters at bay. However, I enjoy finding new coffees, drinks and venues to try. Consequently, a new book called The Philosophy of Coffee is the …

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Beeronomics – World History Through Beer Goggles

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Beeronomics

Beeronomics – World History Through Beer Goggles Here’s my review of a newly published book about beer, entitled Beeronomics, how beer explains the world. It’s a book that looks at world history via beer goggles. Well, my friends might you tell you that I’ve always seen the world through beer goggles. Now this book legitimises this viewpoint! All joking apart, beer …

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Book Review: The Modern History of Italian Wine

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The Modern History of Italian Wine

Book Review: The Modern History of Italian Wine There has been a revolution in the quality and availability of Italian wines. It tentatively began in the ‘60s and ‘70s and still continues unabated. What was unclear until this book was all the reasons behind it. Their interplay led to the transformation of Italian wine. Hence, the Modern History of Italian …

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Book Review: The Oxford Companion To Cheese

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Book Review: The Oxford Companion to Cheese

Book Review: The Oxford Companion To Cheese Imagine the world without cheese. I wonder if you can. For me, that’s a vision of hell. If you feel the same way, then you really should invest in the newly published The Oxford Companion to Cheese. Billed as “the first truly comprehensive reference work dedicated to how four basic ingredients – milk, …

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Book review: Wine Production and Quality

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Wine Production and Quality

Book review: Wine Production and Quality Wine Production and Quality is a book by Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall. They show how actions in the vineyard and the winery determine the wine quality. Quality means the style, price and taste for the market. The authors Keith and Hazel are members of the Association of Wine Educators (AWE) and the Circle …

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