Inspired by its successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Thinking Drinker's Guide to Alcohol presents a dryly humorous cultural history of liquor for those who long to drink lessbut drink better. Written by two of the UK's top drinks journalists, it celebrates alcohol's influence on life, love, literature, and learning. The amusing alternative and intellectual guide spans the ages from Ancient Egypt to the gin-drenched debauchery of eighteenth-century London to absinthe-induced French impressionist art and beyond. Here you will learn how drink has oiled the wheels of civilization and invigorated the minds of history's greatest figures.
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About the Author
Ben McFarland has been named “British Beer Writer of the Year” three times. He is the author of two award-winning books on beer, Good Beer Guide West Coast USA (cowritten with Tom Sandham; CAMRA Books) and World's Best Beers: 1000 Unmissable Brews from Portland to Prague (Jacqui Small LLP), as well as the forthcoming Boutique Beer (Barron's Educational Series). In addition to being the pubs and bars reviewer for Time Out London, Ben also writes about beer and spirits for numerous magazines and national newspapers.
Tom Sandham is an award-winning drinks writer and frequent contributor to a host of magazines and newspapers, including Esquire, The Spectator, Independent, Observer, and Jamie Oliver's Jamie Magazine. He is also a cocktail blogger for the Times online, the editor of The World's Top 50 Bars, and coauthor of the award-winning Good Beer Guide West Coast USA (CAMRA Books) and WKD Good Kebab Guide (Bray Leino). Tom has appeared on radio and television, hosted industry awards ceremonies, and consulted for the leading spirits companies