How To Drink (Hardback)
  • How To Drink (Hardback)

How To Drink (Hardback)

Hardback 356 Pages
Published: 04/05/2009

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In the past few decades many of us have become foodies, but our new focus on flavour has been dominated by what we eat. In How to Drink Victoria Moore aims to redress the balance, by explaining how to drink well at all times of day, on all occasions, and across every season. Here are recipes for mint juleps in the spring, sloe gin in the autumn, hot buttered rum in the winter and for year-round showstoppers, including the world's best G&T. How to Drink is unique among drinks books - neither a garish cocktail guide, nor an intimidating wine book. It's a hugely readable and beautiful handbook, that aims to inform, entertain and, crucially, ensure you are never without the perfect drink for every occasion.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847080202
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 646 g
Dimensions: 218 x 162 x 31 mm


A splendid book. Victoria Moore is quite right, it's not how much you drink but how you drink. Elevenses anyone? - Fergus Henderson Director/Chef, St John Bar & Restaurant

She takes us on a well-mannered romp from breakfast to midnight, from spring to winter, from black tea to tequila ... How to Drink is a rich mine of such information, and no kitchen should be without it - John Graham, Tatler

I loved How to Drink: for the first time in years I have broken open a bottle of vodka for a bloody Mary, remembered how much better mulled cider is than mulled wine, drawn a fresh kettle for tea. It is a splendid and convincing argument not just to drink more but to drink better - Joanna Weinberg, author of FEED YOUR FRIENDS WITH RELISH

A completely divine book about better drinking of all kinds - both alcoholic and teetotal - on the premise that it's not what you drink, it's how you drink it that counts ... an indispensable addition to your kitchen bookshelf which will soon be as lovingly splattered as any Delia or Nigel - Bookseller

A little gem ... at last there is a book that tells us how to drink and do it properly - Henry Harris, Chef Patron, Racine, 239 Brompton Road, London

This is a unique approach to drinks guides and a must for every beverage bookshelf ... an extremely readable guide to seasonal drinking both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, hot, delicately chilled or iced - 13/02/09, Bookseller

Tackles the thorny issue of how to make the perfect cup of tea, extols the cool delights of cucumber Martinis and celebrates the joys of sipping Scotch on a cold winter's evening. Wine is covered of course, but always in the idiosyncratic, iconoclastic way that makes Moore's column such an enjoyable high point of the weekend - Food & Travel

Victoria Moore has had an idea of inspired simplicity ... clever, trenchant, knowledgeable, imaginative ... [A] handsome, useful and engaging book - Jane Shilling, Daily Mail

An approachable, highly practical consumer guide to quality drinking at home ... The book is packed full of useful tips, not only what to buy and make but what to avoid. Expect your cocktail-making repertoire to increase dramatically if you read this book - Guy Diamond, Time Out

In her stylishly celebratory book How to Drink, Victoria Moore turns the spotlight on liquid refreshment in an altogether life-affirming way. Written with verve, How to Drink is a proper hedonist's book, packed with wonderful ideas about what to drink and when - Tina Jackson, Metro

This isn't just a book to get you started on the journey - it's going to be a work of reference for years to come ... I knew that this book would be good, that it would be interesting. What I hadn't expected that it would prove to be so readable and so informative - Sue Magee,

As the Guardian's wine buff, Victoria Moore knows her tipples. In her new book, How to Drink, she covers all beverages, soft and boozy, from rosewater cordial to raspberry vodka, comprehensively - Metro

This beautifully designed handbook is a must for the bedside stack, the coffee table or the liquor cabinet, and should be required reading for bartenders everywhere - Lucy Corry, Edinburgh Evening News, East Anglian Daily Times, Sunderland Echo

An informed back-to-basics guide ... chapters ranging from making the perfect cup of tea all the way to the perfect Martini - Steven Davis, Wharf

How to Drink looks at everything from making the perfect cup of tea to assembling the most Bond-worthy martini - Manchester Evening News, Wales on Sunday, Bolton News, Western Daily Press, Blackpool Gazzette, Fife Leader.

This beautifully-designed handbook is a must for the bedside stack, the coffee table or the liquor cabinet, and should be required reading for bartenders everywhere - Cambridge News, Leicester Mercury, Sunday Sun (Newcastle)

It's not easy to come up with a new book format or novel take on the subject of wine ... But Victoria Moore and her publishers have cracked it here, with a genuinely fresh approach that is not only entertaining, but informative and occasionally challenging ... Well done Victoria Moore and Granta -

A real keeper, one for dipping into for inspiration ... The style is chatty and the research thorough - French magazine

Her book covers a whole world of drinks - Circle Update

Fabulous ... this book is must-have addition to your bedside table - Lucy Corry, East Anglian Daily Times, Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Sunderland Echo, Evening Leader (Chester), Press & Journal, Belfast Telegraph

Bound to improve the quality of at least one aspect of your drinking. Straightforward and practical, it covers every drinking occasion - Square Meal Lifestyles

A fabulous new book ... a must-have addition to your bedside table - Blackpool Gazette

You might think drinking is one thing we do know how to do but Moore's thesis is that drinking has suffered in comparison to eating. An unsnobbish and eclectic but knowledgeable series of tips on what to drink, when and with what - Harry Eyres, Financial Times

Brilliantly readable and entertaining for a non-specialist audience - Kirsten Lawson, The Age (Melbourne)

[Moore] has a deceptively effortless style, and as regular readers of her column in The Guardian will know, few food or drink writers can match her graceful way with a simile ... She is also clearly very knowledgeable and passionate ... Most important, however, is the quality of the advice she offers - David Williams, Fine Wine

How to Drink is unique among drink books ... It's a hugely readable and beautiful handbook that aims to inform, entertain, and, crucially, to ensure you are never without the perfect drink for each occasion. - Living North

How to Drink has many recipe suggestions for cocktails from Campari and cucumber martini through to champagne cocktails - Scottish Home & Country

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