January 2013
Beverage Media
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BOOK
REPORT
GREAT
INDUSTRY
READS!
STORIES FROM
BOURBON COUNTRY
Beam, Straight Up: The Bold Story
of the First Family of Bourbon
(Wiley, $22.95 ) takes readers on
a journey with seventh generation
Master Distiller Fred Noe, from his
bucolic childhood through his years
as a roadie for Hank Williams Jr. to
his stint on the Jim Beam bottling line
and his ascension to Beam’s Master
Distiller.
wiley.com
For the more visually inclined,
The Ambassador of Bourbon:
Maker’s Mark and the Rebirth of
America’s Native Spirit
showcases
photographer David Toczko’s
stunning photography of the distillery
at Star Hill Farm in Loretto, Kentucky.
The book features more than 250 of
Toczko’s favorite images, including
shots from the Samuels family archives.
$39.95
makersmarkshop.com
LATEST INSTALLMENT
OF THE DROPS OF GOD
The Drops of God
graphic novel
debuted stateside last year to much
acclaim and fanfare from both wine
enthusiasts and casual fans. In the
latest installment,
The Drops of
God: New World
, the two brothers
in competition to find 13 sublime
bottles of wine in order to inherit their
father’s legacy travel to Australia and
California. $14.95
randomhouse.com
BOOK
REPORT
WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
WINE CLASS FOR THE
MODERN AGE
For the first time in two decades,
Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the
World Complete Wine Course
(Sterling Epicure) is available in
paperback. The book has been a
consistent seller since 1985; this
latest edition incorporates mobile
smart tags throughout to enhance
the learning experience. $19.95
sterlingepicure.com
AROUND THE WORLD
IN A BEER GLASS
For anyone wanting to learn more
about the oldest of alcoholic
beverages,
The World Atlas of
Beer
(Sterling Epicure, $30) is a
comprehensive volume tapping
beers from over 35 countries
and hundreds of craft breweries.
Authors Stephen Beaumont and
Tim Webb cover history, brewing
methods, trends, technology,
pairing suggestions and more.
AN EXPERT BRINGS
WINE DOWN TO EARTH
Even amid America’s steady wine
boom, many people still feel a great
deal of anxiety when choosing a
wine.
New York Times
wine critic
Eric Asimov has written
How to Love
Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto
with a refreshingly earth-bound
appreciation for wine. Enjoying wine
should be easy, and Asimov takes
readers through some of his favorites
while enchanting with the story of his
own love affair with grapes. (William
Morrow, $16.95).
harpercollins.com
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