Drinking for Chaps: How to Choose One?s Booze

Drinking for Chaps: How to Choose One?s Booze

by Olly Smith, Gustav Temple


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Gentleman about town Gustav Temple, editor of The Chap magazine, and Olly Smith, wine expert extraordinaire, have teamed together to write this ultimate guide to alcoholic beverages. A treasure trove of advice, Drinking for Chaps will transform men (and women) from gadabouts and dabblers to titans of taste. Chapters include cocktails, bubbles, wine, beer, cider, spirits and liqueurs, and cover pairing drinks with delicacies, as well as how to order booze in a restaurant and the infallible Chap hangover cure. Whether you want to impress your house guests with your lemon twist, dazzle a young lady with your drinking decorum, or order a perfect Martini at your favourite bar, this essential guide will show you how to drink like a king without spending a fortune.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857832993
Publisher: Kyle Books Ltd
Publication date: 10/22/2015
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Olly Smith is wine editor of the Mail on Sunday's Event Magazine and writes a weekly wine column. He has written three books and regularly appears as a wine expert on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen.

Gustav Temple has been Editor of The Chap since 1999 and is the author of five books, including Cooking for Chaps. He is an expert on social and sartorial etiquette, and has appeared on TV and radio.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Drinks Cabinet of Curiosities 10

Chapter 1 Cocktails & Clownery 14

Chapter 2 The Bubbly Balloon Champagne & Sparkling Wine 22

Chapter 3 White Wine Stallions of Splendour 34

Chapter 4 Red Wine Pugilists of Faith 48

Chapter 5 Fortified Wine: Master of the Universe 62

Chapter 6 The Bravado of Beer 76

Chapter 7 Cider is Wonderful 88

Chapter 8 Gin & Fire 94

Chapter 9 Vodka The Stillness of the Wind 104

Chapter 10 Absinthe Alight! 110

Chapter 11 Run Ahoy! 114

Chapter 12 Cognac, Armagnac & the Dreams of the Devil 120

Chapter 13 Whisky, Whiskey & Scotch 130

Chapter 14 Liqueurs & Curiosities From Pisco to Disco 140

Chapter 15 Hangovers They're Just Not Cricket 146

Index 156

Acknowledgements 160

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