A Tippler's Miscellany
- Imprint: Summersdale
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208
- Price: £9.99
- Publication date: 10 September 2015
- ISBN: 9781849537551
About the book
Did You Know…
- A piece of toast was dropped into wine in ancient Rome to toast someone for good health?
- The word ‘bridal’ originated from ‘bride ale’, a special alcohol brewed for a marriage feast?
- Rum was so important in New England that a contract wasn’t considered sealed until a glass had been drunk?
Drink contains everything you have ever wanted to know about alcohol, from how to make absinthe to the cultural history of zythos (beer), and is packed with fascinating and curious facts about life’s ‘second greatest pleasure’ (according to essayist Samuel Johnson). Bottoms up!
'Jane Peyton's passion for the subject shines through on every page of this riotous, irreverent journey through the world of drink. Chock full of fascinating drinks trivia too.'
Alice Lascelles, columnist, The Times, and founding editor of Imbibe magazine