The school of sophisticated drinking : An Intoxicating History of Seven Spirits. / Kerstin Ehmer.
- ISBN: 9781771641203 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
Wherever and whenever people have been found talking, they have been found drinking: an age-old pastime with an equally storied history. Alcohol and civilization have developed in close quarters, sometimes supporting each other and sometimes getting in each other's way.The School of Sophisticated Drinking, which began as an ongoing series of lectures at Berlin's legendary Victoria Bar in 2003, traces the deep-seated lineage of drinking in the social, political, and even scientific developments of our culture. Appealing to both expert drinkers and novice barflies, each chapter delves into the sociopolitical significance of and technological innovations behind a familiar wine or spirit-brandy, vodka, whisky, rum, gin, tequila, and champagne-and shares plenty of tales of adventure, from the glamour of Hollywood and Broadway, to the tormented worlds of well-known writers, to the outbreak of wars and the unending struggle for economic and military power. The...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Greystone Books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1696 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4017 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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