Learn something new in the new year! Win over $100 worth of expert guidance with 12 pocket-sized guides from the Storey BASICS® series. From kitchen to garden, herbal care to crafts, here’s the no-muss, no-fuss essential information you need to get things done. Tackle one topic a month or take all the time in the world. Your year starts here.
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Lew Bryson leads this epic trip through histories, geographies, and distilleries behind the world’s whiskies, from Scottish and Japanese single malts to resurging American rye. With ample tasting and cocktail-crafting guidance, there’s whiskey wisdom to delight both the novice and the knowledgeable enthusiast on your list.
Need the perfect something for that “hard-to-buy-for” someone? Our authors offer tips for giving gifts that stand out in a crowd.
Lew Bryson: A Bourbon, a Scotch, and an Irish
When our kids were in elementary school, there were constant fund-raisers: pizza sales, wreath sales, fruit sales, and the dreaded “Tricky Tray.” The school would send home a Styrofoam lunch tray with instructions to build a themed assortment of donated stuff that “fit” on the tray and could be sold: movie passes, crafts, or edible gifts. I’m a word guy: my trays always looked like a 5-year-old had assembled them in the back of a moving dump truck. I hated that event.
I’m great when motivated, though. The next time you have a holiday party to attend and need a gift for your host, here’s how to design a “Drink Up!” Tricky Tray that could also revolutionize school fund-raising.
I’ve been told I’m not an easy person to buy a gift for. Given my obsession with beer (drinking it, sure, but also researching it, brewing it, chasing around town for it), it should be easy, right? Just buy me an interesting six-pack, I say. But apparently I’ve given folks the impression that I’m a bit particular, and they have a little trepidation about buying me beer. D'oh, foot shot.
To make amends, and to aid my fellow beer geeks, I’m here to help.
I can’t believe I missed it, but in the 200 recipes in my Homemade Liqueurs tome I neglected the obvious: the essential pairing of chiles and chocolate. What was I thinking? I had a dozen or more liqueur recipes for the two ingredients separately, but nary a one that made the kick-ass connection.
Thanks for allowing me the opportunity this holiday season to introduce you to my new drinking buddy: Cacao Ancho Liqueur.
From best-selling author Randy Mosher (Tasting Beer) comes a delightful tour of every month’s beer-tasting possibilities, from spring to winter. Beer for All Seasons explores beer’s different styles and seasonal varieties, along with the pleasures of drinking brews that complement seasonal flavors and occasions. With tips for pouring, serving, tasting, and pairing — plus advice for attending popular beer fests around the world — there’s something here for the budding geek and the sophisticated beer lover alike.