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The Terroir of Whiskey

by Jeff Fleischer

Wine enthusiasts know the importance of terroir: environmental factors, and how grapes are grown, impact the flavor of the beverage. In "The Terroir of Whiskey", Rob Arnold—a whiskey distiller with a PhD in plant genetics—explores... Read More

Book Review

Shook

by Jeff Fleischer

That climbing Mount Everest is a risky and dangerous endeavor is well known, but never has that been more true than it was in April of 2015, when a massive earthquake struck Nepal, resulting in the deadliest day so far on the mountain.... Read More

Book Review

Cyrus the Great

by Jeff Fleischer

For myriad reasons, King Cyrus II, founder of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, is one of the most compelling figures of ancient history. Stephen Dando-Collins’s expert biography, "Cyrus the Great", combines ancient and modern sources for... Read More

Book Review

The King of Taos

by Jeff Fleischer

In his novel "The King of Taos", Max Evans chronicles the lives of friends who wile away their days drinking in a local bar and thinking up ways to make a little money in their tourist-heavy New Mexico town. Set in the 1950s, Evans’s... Read More

Book Review

The King of Nothing Much

by Jeff Fleischer

A forty-something father copes with his changing circumstances, grappling with his role in his family and society, in Jesse Edward Johnson’s literary novella "The King of Nothing Much". This enjoyable novel blends everyday humor with a... Read More

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