Humans were seeking out alcohol millions of years before the word `keg' was invented. This book contains everything you have ever wanted to know about drink, from how to make absinthe to the cultural history of zythos (beer). Packed with fascinating miscellany and curious facts to entertain your friends at the pub, this book is an essential compendium of knowledge about life's `second greatest pleasure' (according to essayist Dr Samuel Johnson). It is the perfect gift for yourself, or for anyone who enjoys raising a glass to good health. Bottoms up!
Jane Peyton is an author, after-dinner speaker, and Principal of School of Booze, an events company, where she produces and presents beer, cider, and wine tasting experiences. She is a beer sommelier, enthusiastic advocate for matching beer with food rather than wine, and instigator of Beer Day Britain (the UK's national beer day).