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Classic tequila
Wisniewski, Ian.
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Publication Information:
London : Prion, 1998.
Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library TP607.T46 W56 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The Aztecs are thought to have made a fermented drink similar to tequila as early as the 3rd century BC, and barrel-aged and blended golden tequilas can have a quality to rival that of cognac and scotch. Good tequila has a herby/spicy aroma and flavour with an oily texture.

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Booklist Review

As this Classic Drinks series installment proves, all that is needed to improve tequila's unsavory, buzz-liquid image is a straightforward description of its history and methods of production. Nearly as valuable is a brand directory that describes each distiller's differently aged bottlings. A special treat is the book's wonderful visual aids, including a handsome map, a Diego Rivera fresco, Aztec art, edifying photographs, and an assortment of movie posters, old advertisements, and other antique media. This extra step of tracing tequila's rise in popularity ennobles the subject, yet after reading of high-end tequilas good enough to savor alone, like brandy, it's tempting to think the heavy mixers and accompanying beverages in the chapter on serving tequila are undermining. For the culinarily adventuresome, a chapter on matching tequila with food is surprisingly tantalizing. All said, it appears the current vogue for "super premium" tequila is legitimate, and this attractive, no-nonsense book should see demand. Food recipes with Tequila included (Reviewed March 15, 1999)1853752967Dane Carr

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