Top Drinks Books of 2011
David Darlington (Harper Collins)
Jim Meehan, illustrations by Chris Gall (Sterling Epicure)
Tadashi Agi Shu Okimoto (Vertical, Inc.)
Alice Feiring (Da Capo Press)
Fortunately, choosing the right wine or cocktail reference book isn’t as difficult—or painfully idiosyncratic—as choosing the right wine or cocktail. These few, proud picks from 2011 are easily among the more intriguing, helpful, innovative, and informative books out there. And while we don’t expect our audience to make it through the entirety of PDT’s cocktail curriculum vitae, or immediately implement 100 percent green initiatives in your wine programs, we’re happy to offer the books you’ll need if and when you do update your beverage programs in the coming year.