The Drinkable Globe: The Indispensable Guide to the Wide World of Booze

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Everyone has a favorite drink. Sometimes it’s a local specialty, sometimes it’s a rare treat introduced to you by a worldly pal. But what are the favorite drinks of other cultures around the world, and what can we learn from their chosen tastes and flavors?

Jeff Cioletti offers a pleasantly unexpected look at drinking culture around the world in The Drinkable Globe, a book that is equal parts travelogue and mixology textbook for the ambitious and enthusiastic drinker. He delves into each area’s local brewing practices — as well as the historical moments that impacted them — and tops it off with communal drinking experiences, including toasts, traditions, and things to avoid.

This isn’t a well-traveled vinophile’s braggy biography or a showboat boasting about his boozy knowledge. This is a genuine lover of travel and a good drink exploring the world through his palate. Even for a non-drinker like myself, it’s a fascinating read, particularly when you get to unexpected topics like Japanese whiskeys or the newly thriving gin and tonic buzz in Spain.

The Drinkable Globe truly brings the taste of globetrotting home to you, giving you both the best and the unlikeliest in drinking culture today.

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Author Jeff Cioletti
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher Turner
Publish Date 2017-Nov-21
ISBN 9781681625690
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Issue May 2018
Category Cooking, Food & Wine
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