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Culinary Arts: Wine, Beer, and Spirits

This is a guide to information resources in the field of culinary arts.

Reference Books on Wine, Beer, and Spirits

The World Atlas of Wine, 8th Edition
The Oxford Companion to Wine
A Companion to California Wine: An Encyclopedia of Wine and Winemaking From the Mission Period to the Present
Wines of Eastern North America
Wines of South America: The Essential Guide
The Wines of Austria
The Encyclopedia of Beer

Books on Wine, Beer, & Spirits

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
Wine Tasting: A Professional Handbook
Food and Wine: The Secrets of Successful Pairing
Liquid Memory: why wine matters
A short history of wine
The Origins and Ancient History of Wine
Wine: the 8,000-year-old story of the wine trade
French Wine: A History
Uncorked: the science of champagne
Noble Rot: a Bordeaux wine revolution
Bordeaux/Burgundy: a vintage rivalry
Riesling Rediscovered: Bold, Bright, and Dry
Vino Italiano: the regional wines of Italy  Regional wines of Italy
Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine
American Vintage: the rise of American wine
Soft Soil, Black Grapes: the birth of Italian winemaking in California
The World of Niagara Wine
The Winemaker's Hand: Conversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir
Beer: tap into the art and science of brewing
Ambitious Brew: the story of American beer
Brewing Battles: A History of American Beer
Classic Stout and Porter
Classic Brandy
The King of Drinks: Schnapps Gin From Modernity to Tradition
Rum: a social and sociable history of the real spirit of 1776
¡Tequila!: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico
Whisky: A Very Peculiar History
Terroir of Whiskey : A Distiller's Journey Into the Flavor of Place
The Book of Bourbon and Other Fine American Whiskeys
Bourbon: A History
Modern Moonshine: The Revival of White Whiskey in the Twenty-First Century

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Call number range TP 500-TP 660

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