Proof

Proof

The Science of Booze

eBook - 2014
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Humans have been perfecting the science of alcohol production for ten thousand years, but modern scientists are only just beginning to distill the complex reactions behind the perfect buzz. In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope, from our ancestors' accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research that proves why--or even if--people actually like the stuff. From fermentation to distillation to aging, ProofProof makes an unparalleled drinking companion.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2014.
ISBN: 9780547898322
0547898320
Characteristics: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents: Introduction
Yeast
Sugar
Fermentation
Distillation
Aging
Smell and taste
Body and brain
Hangover
Conclusion.
Summary: Humans have been perfecting the science of alcohol production for ten thousand years, but modern scientists are only just beginning to distill the complex reactions behind the perfect buzz. In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope, from our ancestors' accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research that proves why--or even if--people actually like the stuff. From fermentation to distillation to aging, ProofProof makes an unparalleled drinking companion.

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DPLjosie Apr 12, 2018

A fascinating read on the science and history of alcohol. Sometimes the science was a little beyond me, but the anecdotes and history were deeply interesting. Now if I could just remember everything I read to share at my next cocktail party...

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bakkerdavid
Apr 04, 2016

A fun romp through breweries and bars alike. A great cocktail of history, science, and sociology.

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Aug 30, 2014

Fascinating reading for oenophiles and connoisseurs of fine booze in general.

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