You want a little adventure in your life. And why not? With thousands of breweries and distilleries in the United States, there are more choices than ever on tap and behind the bar. So many, that you’re a little bit intimidated.
But throughout the course of a year you can learn to impress your friends by becoming a pub savant with The Year of Drinking Adventurously, a guide to getting out of your beverage comfort zone once a week for a year. Each of the fifty-two chapters features the story behind a unique beer, spirit, cocktail or wine, designed to broaden your drinking horizons. Some correspond with specific seasons or holidays, encouraging you to forget the million-dollar marketing-supported “conventional wisdom” and drink against the grain. It’s Cinco de Mayo? There’s much more to the celebration than lime-enhanced lager and shots of rotgut tequila. St. Patrick’s Day? Do you really want to be the 700th person of the evening to order a green-tinted brew and a shot of cheap whiskey?
The Year of Drinking Adventurously takes the social imbiber on a journey into the exciting and unknown―one week at a time.
“A Drinking Diary?!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By confounded
Beautiful hardcover edition. 52 chapters on 52 different alcoholic beverages from around the world. Some chapters will be familiar, some are completely esoteric. Great way to expand your knowledge of the culture of drinking in different countries and get out of your comfort zone. Plan to read one chapter each week for a year and try that week’s drink – beginning January 2016!
About the Author
Jeff Cioletti’s tenure in liquid literacy has exposed him to some of the best libations the world has to offer and given him access to the producers and purveyors of such fine refreshments. His combines his love of drink with a passion for travel and one usually involves the other. As editor-at-large (formerly editor in chief) of Beverage World magazine, author of “The Year of Drinking Adventurously” and founder of The Drinkable Globe (DrinkableGlobe.com), Jeff continues to explore the planet, one drink at a time.
He is a frequent contributor to publications like All About Beer, Draft and Beverage Media and speaks regularly on drinks-related topics at industry events.
When he’s not writing about or traveling for beverages, he’s making films about them. He is the writer/producer/director of the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available for on-demand streaming and download at amazon.com. Jeff has offered his beverage-related insights on CNN International, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, WCBS-TV, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and many other media outlets.