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After-Dinner Drinks: Choosing, Serving and Enjoying

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For everyone who's wondered about the difference between cognac and Armagnac, or whether brandy really has to be served in a snifter, here is an entertaining and informative guide to the most popular after-dinner drinks. Author Jon Beckmann presents lively profiles of all the classics, including port, sherry, Madeira, dessert wine, grappa, Scotch whisky, American bourbon, tequila, and a select group of liqueurs. The first guide dedicated solely to postprandial spirits, After-Dinner Drinks offers budding ...

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Overview

For everyone who's wondered about the difference between cognac and Armagnac, or whether brandy really has to be served in a snifter, here is an entertaining and informative guide to the most popular after-dinner drinks. Author Jon Beckmann presents lively profiles of all the classics, including port, sherry, Madeira, dessert wine, grappa, Scotch whisky, American bourbon, tequila, and a select group of liqueurs. The first guide dedicated solely to postprandial spirits, After-Dinner Drinks offers budding connoisseurs a pleasurable way to expand their knowledge and palate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811820943
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Beckmann has spent three decades traveling extensively throughout Europe, observing and sampling local after-dinner drink traditions. He now lives in Sonoma, California. After-Dinner Drinks is his first book.

Frankie Frankeny is a San Francisco-based photographer whose work has illustrated many books, including Wookiee Cookies (0-8118-2184-6) and The Christmas Cookie Book (0-8118-3095-0).

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Table of Contents

Foreword
An Ancient Art

PART ONE- The Grape
BRANDY
Cognac
Armagnac
Grappa
Marc
American Brandies

FORTIFIED WINES
Port
Madeira

DESSERT WINES
Italy
France
Germany
Hungary
North America

PART TWO- Fruit
EAUX DE VIE
Cherry
Plum
Pear
Raspberry
Peach
Others

CALVADOS

PART THREE- Grain
BOURBON
TENNESSEE WHISKEY
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH

PART FOUR- Exotica
Benedictine and B & B
Chartreuse
Grand Marnier
Sambuca

TOMORROW'S POSTPRANDIALS
Tequila and Mescal

Afterword
A Votre Sante

Selected
Bibliography

Index
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