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! 

About the author

Jane Peyton is an author, after-dinner speaker, and Principal of School of Booze, an events company, where she produces and presents beer, cider, and wine tasting experiences. She is a beer sommelier, enthusiastic advocate for matching beer with food rather than wine, and instigator of Beer Day Britain (the UK’s national beer day).


'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