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By the Smoke and the Smell by Thad Vogler

By the Smoke and the Smell

By the Smoke and the Smell by Thad Vogler
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Sep 12, 2017 | 304 Pages
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“It’s apparently not enough that Thad Vogler runs two of the best cocktail programs in the nation. With this book, he proves he’s also a talented writer and storyteller. A necessary book at a critical time, By the Smoke & the Smell is principled, impassioned, frank, funny and more than a little cranky, and all the better for it.”
— Robert Simonson, author of A Proper Drink

“I have always admired Thad and his purist’s pursuit of artisan-made spirits. He is an explorer at heart, and a natural-born teacher we all can learn from.” 
—Alice Waters

By the Smoke & the Smell is Adventures on the Wine Route on a globe-trotting bender. Vogler’s journey offers a timely, passionate counter to the commercialism that has threatened to disconnect the spirits we drink from the people, agricultural products, and places they come from. It is a raw look at the business of spirits and the real meaning of ‘artisanship,’ and a must-read for anyone in search of a truer taste of the world’s great distillates.”
—Talia Baiocchi, editor-in-chief of PUNCH

“Restaurateur Vogler, who owns the San Francisco establishments Trou Normand and Bar Agricole, is an expert on responsibly sourced and grower-produced spirits, and with this memoir, he makes an impressive debut as an author.”
San Jose Mercury News

“The most eye-opening spirits book of the year is easily By the Smoke and the Smell …”
—Plate 

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