Wood, Whisky & Wine
A History of Barrels
For over 2,000 years barrels have been used to store and transport a diverse array of commodities around the earth. The story of the barrel - from its earliest form, crafted by the Celtic tribes of northern Europe in the first millennium BC, to its contemporary uses - sheds light on the history of human development and technology. Still essential in maturing the world's finest wines, brandies and whiskies, this ancient container survives today despite being under threat from the prevalence of plastics, cardboards and metals. Wood, Whisky and Wine is a unique and enlightening account of the significant, but rarely acknowledged, function of wooden barrels over the past two millennia.
Cycling for Boomers
Comfortable Riding while Touring Wineries, River Cycle Ways, and Endless Highways
Dreaming of travel? Want to find a unique and inexpensive way to see the world? If so, Cycling for Boomers is the book for you. Follow the cycling adventures of a ‘boomer’ couple in some of the world’s magnificent wine regions and great locales. Not a day-by-day narrative, it instead describes the highlights of comfortable cycle tours taken in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the United States. It speaks to your heart to instill confidence and to your head with practical cycling tips about what to expect along the routes