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The Mixellany Guide to Vermouth & Other Aperitifs

The Mixellany Guide to Vermouth & Other Aperitifs [Kindle Edition]

Anistatia Miller , Jared Brown

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The Mixellany Guide to Vermouth & Other Aperitifs explores the remarkable history of aromatized wines and spirits as well as the secrets of their production. When vermouth landed on American shores, it gave birth to an entire family of drinks from the Martini and the Manhattan to the Adonis and the Metropole. In Britain, the dry and sweet versions led to the Blood & Sand and the Matador. But why did Winston Churchill allegedly bow toward France instead of using vermouth in a drink? Why have various eyedroppers and atomizers been marketed to administer minute amounts of this aromatized wine into American drinks on both sides of the Atlantic? In cafés throughout Italy and France you can tell the time by the orders for tumblers and goblets of vermouth on the rocks. Argentines and Chileans love vermouth so much their cocktail hour is sometimes called l'hora del vermut [the vermouth hour]. In some regions of Spain bodegas have barrels of vermouth to dole out for after-work aperitivos. Drinks historians and life-long vermouth lovers, Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller delve into the reasons why vermouths and other apéritifs have been so misunderstood and under-valued since the end of Prohibition in the United States and suggest why it is time to have a change of heart.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1963 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: MIXELLANY LMITED (13 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006XIS532
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,998 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative and useful info regarding the history of Vermouth and what goes into making it. 22 July 2013
By mydogsaremykids - Published on
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At first I did not fully grasp the importance of this book, but after continued reading I have come to appreciate the research that went into writing this complex book. If you want to complete your knowledge base when it comes to vermouth and amaros this is a must read. A very good read. Thanks for writing it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not about making your own vermouth 25 Aug 2013
By Harold A. Roth - Published on
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This book has lots of info, but much of it can be found online. If you know anything at all about herbs, a great chunk of the book will be unhelpful because the descriptions of the various herbs that have been used in vermouth is too brief. Aside from that, this book has a brief history of vermouth and reviews of the various commercial vermouths out there. I guess this is good if you are bartender, but if you are interested in making your own vermouth, which is not at all difficult, this would not be helpful.
4.0 out of 5 stars best reference on this subject 5 Mar 2014
By J. Melanson - Published on
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If your interested in wine-based aperitifs (and you should be), this is the best reference out there. The material could be presented better, and the guides to botanicals is a little stale, but still one of the few books on this subject.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome 14 Jan 2014
By Sergiu Cucuiet - Published on
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As usual Anistatia and Jared found and combine a lot of informations and history in this super extra mega book. Thank you!
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!! 14 April 2013
By Larry B. Pitts - Published on
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Glad people take the time to do stuff like this. Super interesting if your into cocktails and what goes into them. Thanks!!
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