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Alcoholic Beverages Guide from C.H.I.P.S.

Grossman's Guide
to Wines, Beers,
and Spirits

Seventh Edition


Features

  • Latest information and regulations on domestic and imported wines
  • Choosing appropriate wines
  • Starting a wine cellar
  • Complete history and production of distilled spirits
  • Instructions for making over 75 popular cocktails
  • Up-to-date information on beers and ales, including light beers
  • Operating a bar or retail liquor store — how to purchase, store, and sell alcoholic beverages
  • and much more!

Grossman's Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits is the definitive reference book on wines, beers, and spirits. This seventh edition has been thoroughly updated and revised so that each section, from how wines are made to liquor merchandising, contains the most recent information on new techniques, new regulations, and current trends in public taste.

The book offers comprehensive, detailed information about the origins, production, and characteristics of all types of alcoholic beverages including

  • beers and ales
  • distilled spirits
  • wines from all over the world
  • brandies and the latest cream liqueurs

Several chapters are devoted to retail merchandising, bar operation, beverage management, and purchasing and storing wines. In addition, the book contains wine and spirit laws and other practical data.

Contents

  1. Definitions
  2. Fermentation
  3. Wine in General
  4. The Wines of France
  5. The Wines of Italy
  6. The Wines of Germany
  7. The Wines of Spain
  8. The Wines of Portugal
  9. Other Wines of Europe
  10. The Wines of the United States
  11. Other Wines of the Americas
  12. The Wines of the Middle East and Africa
  13. The Wines of Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East
  14. Aromatized Wines
  15. Specialty Wines
  16. Beers and Ales
  17. Distilled Spirits in General
  18. Brandies
  19. Whiskies
  20. Vodkas
  21. Gins
  22. Rums
  23. Other Spirits
  24. Liqueurs and Cordials
  25. Cocktails and Other Mixed Drinks
  26. Menu and Wine List Making
  27. Beverage Service
  28. Bar Operation
  29. Purchasing
  30. Storage and Cellar Treatment
  31. Merchandising
  32. Beverage Control
  33. Regulatory Bodies and Laws

Appendices
Index

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