WINNER! - Gold Medal - PubWest Design Awards - Silver Medal - Independent Publisher Book Awards - Bronze Medal - INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.
Let's face it: America's alcohol laws are confusing. What's true for one state is rarely true for its neighbor. In The Field Guide to Drinking in America author Niki Ganong has mixed together a survey of each state's history with alcohol along with the current laws of the land, expertly blending it with the right amount of humor and sass to make it go down easy. Find out when bars make last call. Know how packaged liquor, beer and wine are sold in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Plan ahead for the Sunday "blue laws" that can throw off your tailgate party. This book keeps thirsty travelers informed when they cross a state line and armchair travelers entertained as they consider the complexity and variety of state laws enacted since the repeal of Prohibition.
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About the Author
Cole Gerst is a multimedia graphic designer and the author and illustrator of the book Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry.
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The Martini, the simple combination of gin and vermouth, is said to have been concocted around the 1880s, and one of its origin stories cites its place of birth as the Turf Club in Manhattan. Curiously, the building that housed the Turf Club later spawned the Manhattan Club (and along with it another myth on the origin of the city's namesake cocktail). The Statue of Liberty, illuminated by the bright lights of the big city, shouldn't be holding a torch aloft–she should be raising a cocktail glass!
Lately, when it comes to drinking in New York, you are likely drinking something from New York. From Brooklyn Gin, to Seneca Lake winery Hermann J. Weimer, to Cooperstown's Ommegang Brewing, loads of libations are being produced in NY, and a lot of that is thanks to legislation being passed in Albany. All have a local-sourcing caveat as well as size limitations in common. As comedian Lewis Black said in a state-sponsored commercial, "if you can grow it, someone in this state will turn it into booze. Because, thank God, New York was founded by businessmen–not Puritans!"