There are plenty of resources out there for cocktail enthusiasts from novice to pro, but with tons of information to sift through, what are the essential texts for the lover of all things spirited? From mastering basic techniques and understanding the classics to getting experimental and nerding out, here are the eight essential cocktail books […]
The wine world is up in arms over a new book. Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork is a deep journalistic dive into the exclusive world of sommeliers, or “cork dorks,” as they call themselves. Already a New York Times bestseller, Cork Dork was hailed as “the Kitchen Confidential of wine” by wine writer Madeline Puckette. “Read […]
While entire libraries can be filled with books about wine, the number of practical, accessible wine books could fit on a single shelf. Wine is undoubtedly a complicated subject, filled with complex chemistry, but the best wine books read more like novels, mixing practical winemaking information with stories that appeal to history buffs, foodies, even […]
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when someone asks you about Jane Austen? Perhaps it’s a high school memory of being forced to read ”Pride and Prejudice” aloud while the rest of the class carved obscenities into their desks. Maybe you were an English major and Austen’s name brings to mind riveting conversations about […]
Summer is a great time to drink wine, read, and read about wine. Yes, I know, you’re sooooo tempted to just stock up on, like People magazine and trashy novels, for example, and just let your brain fry along with your skin—and sure, why not?
The cocktail craze shows no sign of stopping, and thanks to the recently released book The New Cocktail Hour: The Essential Guide to Hand-Crafted Drinks you can now make drinks at home you original thought could only be made at a fancy cocktail bar. Written by Libation-loving siblings André and Tenaya Darlington the book seeks […]
In a sleek white apartment, There was a room oh so pretty And a member of the police department Who noticed a picture of- A cow sipping wine over a very big city.
Joshua Cohen is a Brooklyn-based writer who’s been hailed as “The Great American Novelist.” His latest fictional expose, Book of Numbers, follows the life of a writer, also named Joshua Cohen, who becomes the memoirist of the world’s most powerful tech company. The book follows Joshua throughout the murky webs of surveillance, technology, and its […]
These Essays Are Excerpted From Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide Stirring the Life of Dorothy Parker No other American writer has a reputation quite like the one Dorothy Parker earned.