The Essential Bar Book – Wine & Spirits Magazine

The Essential Bar Book


Author: by Jennifer Fiedler

Publisher: Ten Speed Press, 2014

Price: $19.99

Just as the Food Lover’s Companion filled the void for a compact, easy reference to everything culinary, The Essential Bar Book does the same for the drinks world. Organized alphabetically, the book covers everything from wine terms to bar talk and spirits definitions. Cocktail recipes are interspersed throughout, indicated clearly by a navy blue background. It’s bound to become an essential, dog-eared resource in any drinker’s library.

Caitlin Griffith knew her future career would entail food and drink when, at the age of six, she munched an anchovy from her father’s Caesar salad thinking it as a small strip of bacon—and was more than pleasantly surprised. While enrolled in New York University’s Food Studies program, she learned the secrets of affinage in the caves of Murray’s Cheese.


This story appears in the print issue of jan 2015.
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