Distilled Knowledge: The Science Behind Drinking’s Greatest Myths, Legends, and Unanswered Questions

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Distilled Knowledge: The Science Behind Drinking’s Greatest Myths, Legends, and Unanswered Questions

21.95

The first book from Herzog Cocktail School founder Brian Hoefling, Distilled Knowledge addresses all the most common misconceptions and gee-I-wonder-whys about drinking, from why we age spirits in oak to whether it's possible to increase your alcohol tolerance, and even which animals enjoy a tipple now and then.

Here's what some of the folks who've read it have had to say:

The book [...] discusses the chemistry behind various kinds of drinks and often debunks beliefs that circulate at bars and dinner parties. Do carbonated drinks have a stronger effect on blood alcohol concentration? Why does expensive booze taste better? Hoefling can tell you. — The Boston Globe

Raise a glass, get to your happy place and dive into Distilled Knowledge. — Parade

Hoefling is Bill Nye the Science Guy for the barfly, explaining the chemical and bacterial interactions that result in everything from fermentation to hangovers. ... And thanks to handy cross-references, you can skim or swim through the information. The graphics, by Leandro Castelao, are simple but striking. — BookPage

This delightfully upscale trivia book focuses on all things alcohol ... Lively infographics accompany the lively narrative ... This certainly belongs in the circulating stacks where your trivia lovers and drinkers alike can find it ... A handy (if cheeky) reference source. — Booklist

This authoritative account should quench your thirst for knowledge about the facts and myths surrounding alcoholic beverages, from how they are made to what effects they have on people. What a delightful read, written in an easy to understand style with superb illustrations. — Richard N. Zare, Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University

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