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How to Drink

by Victoria Moore

Appetite is about more than food.
A morning cup of tea. Homemade lemonade shared outside on a warm afternoon. The perfect gin & tonic after a long day. A good drink—the right drink poured at just the right moment—becomes more than just a thirst- quencher. Like food, drinking is a part of our social fabric, and it is the rituals of drinking that give us the most pleasure.

In 'How to Drink,' Victoria Moore explores how and what to drink in the context of our everyday lives, throughout the seasons and at all times of day. Different from a "bartender's bible" that promises a thousand drink recipes, she explains the fundamentals of drinking, from choosing wine to complement food to tips on making what we drink taste better.

Because the time of year is often crucial in determining the perfect drink, the book is arranged by season and occasion, but also contains "year-round show-stoppers."  Also included:
• Drink recipes of every type, from breakfast smoothies to after dinner drinks
• How to select the best drinks for each occasion, and the best spirits for each drink
• Advice on creating a drinks pantry and which glasses to choose
• Food suggestions and recipes to complement the drink, rather than vice versa
...and so much more.

Victoria Moore is a master of her subject, a true connoisseur of all things liquid. Her extensive knowledge of ingredients, flavors, cultures, and history make it clear that this book can only be a culmination of years of travel, research, and experimentation.

Charming, exceedingly well-written, and full of humor, 'How to Drink' shows us that it doesn't need to be difficult or expensive to drink well; it just requires a little care and some basic knowledge. The most accomplished of drinkers will find this authoritative text full of information and inspiration to explore new worlds of refreshment.

Victoria Moore lives in London and is Britain's brightest young wine critic. She has been writing professionally about drinking since 1998, when she landed a column in the New Statesman. She is now wine writer for the Guardian and writes a weekly column in the Saturday Weekend magazine. She also works as a feature writer for the Daily Mail.



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