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Cheerio! A book of Punches and Cock 1928

By Tou-Fou (715-774) Ho-Tchi-Tchang, always on horseback, looked like a man rowing a boat. One evening, when he was drunker than usual, he fell from his horse into a deep pit, and it is my belief that he is…

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Cheerio! A book of Punches and Cock

This book has been written as much for the ordinary gentleman of good taste, as for the connoiseur or the epicure or the gourmet of drink. It is written, not with the crude and rough hand of any careless…

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Here's How 1927

EVERY book should have a foreword they tell me, and unaccustomed as I am to public speak-reminds me of the story of the two Irishmen. . . . Like the orange, I owe my success to Prohibition, and like…

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Choice of Wines for dinners

The variety of wines to be served with a dinner depends largely on the rest of the menu. BEFORE a stag dinner of any kind, it is generally customary to serve either a cocktail, or a glass of sherry…

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Care and Serving of Wines

WINE does not differ from any other luxury in this world. Each person has his own ideas and tastes concerning it. On this account, no hard and fast rules can be laid down. There are, however, certain customs which…

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The Real Tale of the Cock's Tail

In a famous old tavern not far from the Philipse Manor House, the site of what is now Yonkers on the Hudson and the very centre of the most popular sport of the times, was blended the first delightful…

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1925 The Cocktail Book. A Sideboard Manual for Gentlemen

This book is not placed before the public as a “bar-tenders guide,” nor is it a list of all the fancy combinations of various liquors invented to advertise certain establishments, or for imposing on the ignorant. It is a…

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YOUR GLASS OF WINE

As lately as 1920 the moderate wine-drinker in the United States was laughing at the idea of J dry America.” But Prohibition has come, and his glass of good wine has gone. YOUR glass of wine will go too…

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Production of Wines: BRANDY

Brandy is a spirit obtained by the distillation of wine. The name signifies in its origin “burnt” wine. All Brandies are, or should be, grape spirits, and undoubtedly the finest Brandies procurable are those of Cognac. Cognac is the…

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Production of Wines: EMPIRE WINES

The present Government proposals with regard to the substantial Duty concessions on Empire wines will, if carried into effect, be welcomed by all concerned in the wine trade and should lead to a great increase in the trade done…

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