A humorous miscellany with stories and recipes relating to all types of drinks - from beer and wine, to cocktails and spirits - from all over the world No matter what day of the year it is and regardless of the occasion, there is always a very good reason to enjoy a drink. Responsibly of course. Aimed at discerning drinkers keen to broaden their booze horizons and those looking to become more adventurous in their elbow-bending, this enlightening and alternative almanac celebrates every day of the year with an appropriate alcoholic drink - featuring everything from Absinthe and Zinfandel to Martinis and Monastic beers. It's a cocktail of cultural history, eccentric events, unlikely anniversaries, recipes and recommendations infused with all manner of 'interestingness", several dashes of drinking did-you-knows, fascinating facts, famous folk, unsung heroes, lesser-known legends from all walks of life and major weird, wonderful and well-known moments from our past.
About the Author
Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham are award-winning alcohol experts and performers. Ben has been named Beer Writer of the Year on three occasions and has authored several award-winning books on beer including World's Best Beers (reissued in 2017 and published in 5 languages). Tom is the author of World's Best Cocktails and was named Spirits Communicator of the Year by the IWSC (International Wine and Spirits Competition). Their annual Thinking Drinkers shows have sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2011. In 2019 the enjoyed a nationwide tour of more than 30 dates. They also host podcasts including the recent 'Pour de France'. Instagram @thinkingdrinkers 11.5k, Twitter @thinkingdrinks 8.4k followers.