Drinks: A User's Guide by Adam McDowell

Penguin Random House

In Adam's words, this book is "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask, but for drinks." Our all-time favourite Adam tip? "Drink sparkling wine more often, including casual weeknights. It's too versatile and delicious to restrict to special occasions." 

Whether you’re hosting a cocktail party, attending a business lunch, or relaxing with friends at the local brewery pub, you’ll gain the confidence to know exactly what you love to drink and serve. And if you want to know how to mix an Old Fashioned on an airplane, that’s in there too. 

You’ll learn how to:
• Equip and stock a home bar 
• Make a flawless martini
• Order wine without dying a little inside
• Choose a delicious sparkling wine instead of springing for Champagne
• Buy Scotch for the boss, and for yourself

Hardcover: 272 pages 
14.5 x 2.2 x 19.7 cm
Shipping Weight: 476 g

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A reporter and editor for seven years at the National Post, Adam has been freelancing since 2011 for publications including the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, The Grid [RIP], Imbibe, MoneySense, Sharp and The Guardian (UK). The recurring drinks expert on CTV’s The Social, Adam's book Drinks: A User’s Guide was published by Tarcher Perigee in September 2016. He's also really, really funny.