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"Wildly entertaining and fantastically instructive..."
"Most punches have fascinating back stories - at least they do when Wondrich is in charge."
-The New York Times Book Review
"Mr. Wondrich's noble effort to restore Punch's good name offers sound advice on the basics of Punch-making along with a variety of vintage recipes."
-The Wall Street Journal
"A lively, fascinating history of punch[...]. Wondrich is a tremendously witty writer."
-The New Yorker
"Wondrich peels punch's image off the sticky fraternity house floor and reinstates it into the more dignified annals of drinking tradition."
-The Boston Globe
"It's fair to say there's nobody in the country who knows more about drinking than David Wondrich."
-New York Magazine
"Punch stays true to the antique, but by no means staid, spirit of its old timey, black-and-white-etching-illustrated subject matter, while somehow managing to keep current, relevant, and fresh. [...] A rollickingly fun read."
"[Wondrich's] interest in history runs as deep as his thirst for beverage experiences on the banks of the mainstream[...]."
-The New York Times
"Punch lovers are in luck[...]. These aren't the fruity, simplistic punches of recent times. They're complex, subtle concoctions...."
"The best part of the book isn't the history-it's the 40-plus detailed recipes of how to make your very own authentic Punch."
-The New York Post
David Wondrich is one of the world’s foremost authorities on cocktails and their history. A contributing editor at Esquire and at Wine and Spirits, he has also written for numerous other publications on the subject, including the New York Times, Saveur, Real Simple, and Drinks. Dr. Wondrich holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature, and is a founding member of The Museum of the American Cocktail and a partner in Beverage Alcohol Resource, the world’s first advanced education program in spirits and cocktails. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wifeand daughter.See all Editorial Reviews
Make mine a double.. one for me, and another for my gnome, Klaus. The Soused Gnome that is. Hat's off to Dave Wondrich for keeping me well lubricated.Published 19 months ago by wb
This book includes a thorough -- and thoroughly interesting -- history of Punch, as well as an in-depth guide for producing Punch of the highest quality. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Adam Machanic
We love David Wondrich, and wanted to add this book to our library. We have both read it thru, and will be making lots of punch this summer!Published on July 30, 2013 by Houndogmama
This is a great book! Full of knowledge and stories of cocktails and punches from tge past. Any serious bar man should have his own copy!Published on February 25, 2013 by Javi Cocktails