Drink up--with the coolest, freshest guide to wine, spirits, and cocktails ever! Aimed at the young and eager to try anything, it will capture the fastest-growing segment of the liquor market. For wine: find out how to choose it, buy it, taste it, save it, invest in it, and even surf the Web for it. Moving on to spirits: whether your glass holds a single malt or tequila, all the facts are distilled into neat shots of essential information, so you'll never have to ask a bartender an embarrassing question again. After learning how to whip up the best new cocktails (Caipirinha, Pisco Sour, Cool Hand Luke), go to the brewing department to uncover the difference between mild and bitter, stout and porter, real lager and the not-so-real version. By the time you're through, you'll have the confidence to pick the right drink for any occasion, whether a picnic, wedding, hot date, or student party on a slim budget. Time to party!
Richard Neill is an award-winning writer who contributed to Esquire, Wine Enthusiast, Whisky Magazine, and Time Out's Eating & Drinking Guide. He currently pens regular columns for Decanter and Class.