Finally, there's a book that's almost as much fun as having a couple of drinks. "Alcoholica Esoterica" presents the history and culture of booze as told by a writer with a knack for distilling all the boring bits into the most interesting facts and hilarious tales. It's almost like pulling up a stool next to the smartest and funniest guy in the bar. Divided into chapters covering the basic booze groups - including beer, wine, Champagne, whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, and tequila - "Alcoholica Esoterica" charts the origin and rise of each alcohol's particular charms and influence. Other sections chronicle "Great Moments in Hic-story," "Great Country Drinking Songs," "10 Odd Laws," and "Mt. Lushmore, Parts I-V." Additionally, famous quotes on the joys and sorrows of liquor offer useful shots of advice and intoxicating whimsy.
- Paperback | 264 pages
- 114.3 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
- 01 Oct 2005
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Ian Lendler
Ian Lender lives in San Fransisco, he is author one other book - An Undone Fairy Tale.