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Grocer and distiller's useful guide : being a complete directory for making and managing all kinds of wines and spirituous liquors : also, for preserving beef, pork, and fish ; for making the best pickles and preserves ; and for preserving fruits & vegetables fresh and good throughout the year, together with a complete system of distillation
Beastall, William
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W. Beastall
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Sonoma County Library
Biblioteca Vinaria Sonoma (SPC.00076)
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This rare second edition of Bestall's advice to the proprietors of all types of food and alcohol establishments remains a sparkling piece of Yankee ingenuity. The second edition contains a 91 page treatise on distillation as an appendix. Bestall claims to have written the "so as not to be at the mercy of foreign powers," a high minded explanation for a book that is really a series of methods and recipes for faking every kind of wine and spirit known at the time.
Biblioteca Vinaria Sonoma

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