By Henry Jeffreys
From popular booze correspondent Henry Jeffreys comes this full-bodied and wealthy heritage of england and the Empire, instructed during the unbelievable yet real 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 international pre-eminence, every 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 present 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, scorching trips to Britain’s burgeoning out of the country empire; and why whisky, a drink indigenous to Britain, turned the everyday selection for weary Empire developers who longed for home.
Empire of Booze lines the influence of alcohol on British tradition and society: literature, technology, philosophy or even faith have reflections within the backside of a pitcher. stuffed to the brim with interesting trivialities and suggestions for the way to take pleasure in those beverages this present day, you'll even drink alongside as you read.
So elevate your glass to the Empire of Booze: Britain’s alcoholic suggestions are a few of its maximum, lasting presents to the world.
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