Download E-books Tequila: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible) PDF

By Ian Williams

With its specific aroma and heady buzz—the excellent accompaniment to even the spiciest tacos—tequila has gained its approach into drinkers’ hearts world wide. There are few locations in the world in addition to Mexico that experience the weather and terrain to adapt the agave plant that makes tequila—and there are even fewer those who have the persistence to attend the seven years or extra that it takes “the tree of marvels” to develop. during this publication, Ian Williams provides a full of life background of this powerful and renowned drink. starting with pulque, the drink fermented by means of the Mayans, Olmecs, and Aztecs and reserved for pregnant girls and priests—and their sacrifices—he strains how the Mexicans distilled tequila and mezcal (mescal) and commenced its heady surge into international attractiveness. From twenty-year añejos to giggle-inducing margaritas to the bravado—and regret—of that around of pictures, he deals a heritage as gripping because the drink itself.

Williams visits numerous tequila manufacturers, vendors, and connoisseurs to inform the tale of the way tequila began within the agave lands of Mexico, grew to become an icon of younger inebriation, and built, this day, right into a really artisanal product drawing the main discerning drinkers. Peppered all through are illustrations that seize tequila’s Mexican historical past and advertisement snapshot. together with recipes for tequila-based cocktails, in addition to recommendation at the deciding to buy, storing, tasting, and serving of tequila, this historical past will satisfaction any beverage aficionado or someone drawn to the heritage of Mexico and its culinary riches.   

Show description

Read Online or Download Tequila: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible) PDF

Best Alcohol books

Shaken and Stirred: Through the Martini Glass and Other Drinking Adventures

William L. Hamilton loves an outstanding gimlet. Rose's and lime. directly up. completely iced. Make the glass beautiful too. "It ruined my attractiveness for considering prior to I speak," he writes of that love. "I settle for the trade-off. " Like Lewis Carroll's Alice, whilst Hamilton sees it, he beverages it -- and tells the excellent story.

Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit

“THE DEFINITIVE historical past OF BOURBON. ”—Sacramento BeeA Southern self reliant Booksellers Alliance BestsellerA ROLLICKING BIOGRAPHY OF BOURBON WHISKEY THAT DOUBLES AS “A advanced AND unique” (WALL road magazine) background OF the USA ITSELFFew items are so thoroughly or in detail steeped within the American tale as bourbon whiskey.

Is This Bottle Corked?: The Secret Life of Wine

We’ve all encounter these artful, convinced, and all-so-knowing books that let us know accurately what to drink with which dish, the way to swirl, sniff, slosh, and pronounce on our wine, and, specifically, how you can galvanize our buddies and enterprise affiliates with our services. good, this isn't a kind of books.

Under the Influence: The Unauthorized Story of the Anheuser-Busch Dynasty

A racy, unauthorized expose+a7 uncovers the opportunism, unbridled energy, kin clash, intercourse scandals, and violent demise hidden at the back of the pink, white, and blue brand of the Anheuser-Busch family members dynasty. Reprint.

Extra resources for Tequila: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)

Show sample text content

4copas. com 1921 www. tequila1921. com Alderete www. fb. com/TequilaAlderete Arta www. artatequila. com Avion www. tequilaavion. com Cabo Wabo www. cabowabo. com Casa Noble www. casanoble. com Cava De Oro www. yankeebarbareno. com/2013/07/30 Cazadores www. cazadores. com Chinaco www. chinacotequila. com Don Julio www. donjulio. com El Destilador www. destileriasantalucia. com Excellia www. excelliatequila. com Fortaleza www. tequilafortaleza. com Gran Centenario www. proximospirits. com/centenario-1. html Herradura www. herradura. com El Hornitos www. hornitostequila. com El Jimador www. eljimador. com José Cuervo www. cuervo. com Luna Nueva www. lunanuevatequila. com Milagro www. milagrotequila. com Montalvo www. montalvotequila. com Muerto www. muertotequila. com Ocho www. ochotequila. com Olmeca www. olmecatequila. com Orendain www. casaorendain. com Partida www. partidatequila. com Patrón www. patrontequila. com Porfidio www. porfidio. ch Pura Vida www. puravidatequila. com Qui www. quitequila. com Sauza www. sauzatequila. com Siembra Azul www. siembraazul. com Siete Leguas www. tequilasieteleguas. com. mx Suerte www. drinksuerte. com T1 www. titequila. com Tapatio www. specialitybrands. com/brands/tapatio-tequila Tres Generaciones www. tresgeneraciones. com Mescals Alipus www. vinecraft. com/portfolio/alipus-mezcal Beneva www. mezcalbeneva. com El Buho www. elbuhomezcal. com De Leyenda www. mezcalesdeleyenda. com Del Maguey www. mezcal. com Fidencio www. fidenciomezcal. com Ilegal www. ilegalmezcal. com El Jolgorio www. agavespirits. com/products-el-jolgorio-mezcal. personal home page Joya Azul www. joyasmezcal. com Montelobos www. montelobos. com Pierde Almas www. pierdealmas. com actual Matlatl www. realmatlatl. com actual Minero www. realminero. com. mx Scorpion www. scorpionmezcal. com Los Siete Misterios www. sietemisterios. com/main Sotol Don Cuco www. doncucosotol. com Hacienda de Chihuahua www. vinomex. com. mx Bacanora Pascola Reposado www. bacanorapascola. com Raicilla l. a. Venenosa www. fb. com/pages/la-Venenosa-raicilla Bibliography De Barrios, Virginia, A consultant to Tequila, Mezcal and Pulque (Mexico urban, 1980) Flores-Pérez, Patricia, and Patricia Colunga-Garcíamarín, ‘Distillation in Western Mesoamerica earlier than eu Contact’, financial Botany, LXIII/4 (2009), pp. 413–26 French, Douglas, The Mezcal state, heritage, legislation, creation and Cocktails (Oaxaca, 2010) Garcia-Maya, E. , et al. , ‘Highlights for Agave Productivity’, GCB Bioenergy, III⁄1 (2011), pp. 4–14 Jose Cuervo, The Oldest Tequila corporation on this planet: A family members background (Mexico urban, 2009) Martinez Limon, Enrique, Tequila, Tradicion y Destino (Mexico urban, 2004) ‘Mezcal’, Arte Tradicional de Mexico, no. ninety eight (2010) Mitchell, Timothy, Intoxicated Identities: Alcohol’s strength in Mexican Histroy and tradition (New York, 2004) Mores-Torra, Juan Bernardo, El Arte de Conocer, Saborear y Admirar Tequila (Jalisco, 2008), at www. consultoresenrentabilidad. com Petzke Karle, Tequila: fantasy, Magic and lively Recipes (San Francisco, CA, 2009) Roy-Sanchez, Alberto, and Margarita de Orellana, eds, Tequila: a conventional paintings of Mexico (Washington, DC, 2004) ––, and ––, eds, Guia de Tequila, Artes de Mexico (Mexico urban, 2007) Sanchez-Lopez, Alberto, Oaxaca Tierra de Maguey y Mezcal (Oaxaca, 2006) ‘Tequila’, Arte Tradicional de Mexico, no.

Rated 4.43 of 5 – based on 4 votes