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By Henry Jeffreys

ISBN-10: 1783522240

ISBN-13: 9781783522248

ISBN-10: 1783525150

ISBN-13: 9781783525157


From well known booze correspondent Henry Jeffreys comes this full-bodied and wealthy heritage of england and the Empire, informed throughout the inconceivable yet actual tales of ways the world’s favorite alcoholic beverages got here to be. Charting the increase of england from a small nook of Europe to worldwide pre-eminence, each one bankruptcy unveils a drink which originated in the course of a interval in British imperial history.

Read approximately how we owe the champagne we drink this day to seventeenth century equipment for making gleaming cider; how madeira and India light Ale turn into mythical for his or her skill to resist the lengthy, sizzling trips to Britain’s burgeoning in a foreign country empire; and why whisky, a drink indigenous to Britain, turned the common selection for weary Empire developers who longed for home.

Empire of Booze lines the influence of alcohol on British tradition and society: literature, technological know-how, philosophy or even faith have reflections within the backside of a pitcher. crammed to the brim with attention-grabbing trivialities and proposals for the way to take pleasure in those beverages this present day, you'll even drink alongside as you read.

So bring up your glass to the Empire of Booze: Britain’s alcoholic concepts are a few of its maximum, lasting presents to the world.

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