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10-17: Beverages


Look out! The holiday season will arrive before you know it. It's a good time to review your collection's beverage-related items before our patrons' parties get started this season. Since most items that cover beverages fall in the 640s (641.2 for beverages and 641.87 for preparing beverages), CREW guidelines suggest you apply 5/3/MUSTIE when weeding. Just as when weeding the nearby cookbooks, be ruthless when it comes to items that are no longer attractive or have not circulated in 3 years.

Remember, items like wine guides, tea companions, food pairing guides, and brewing guides should be discarded when information on the topic becomes dated. The availability of new ingredients and equipment should be considered when weeding items. Just like cookbooks, beverages go through ups and downs in popularity, and our collections should reflect the current interests of our patrons. Standard items like The Oxford Companion to Wine should be updated as new editions are released, and books with outdated health information should be tossed.

Suggestions for Weeding

  • The Oxford companion to wine, 2nd ed. edited by Jancis Robinson, 1999 (019866236X)
  • The brewmaster's table by Garrett Oliver, 2003 (006000570X)
  • The craft of the cocktail by Dale DeGroff, 2002 (0609608754)
  • The joy of coffee : the essential guide to buying, brewing, and enjoying by Corby Kummer, 1995 (1881527530)
  • The green tea user's manual by Helen Gustafson, 2001 (060960824X)
  • Juice power by Teoorah B.N. Shaleahk, 2005 (1570671680)

Suggestions for Purchase

  • Wine isn't rocket science by Ophélie Neiman, 2017 (9780316431309)
  • Windows on the World complete wine course by Kevin Zraly, 2016 (9781454921066)
  • Brew : the foolproof guide to making your own beer at home by James Morton, 2016 (9781849497275)
  • The new cocktail hour : the essential guide to hand-crafted drinks by André Darlington & Tenaya Darlington, 2016 (9780762457267)
  • The curious barista's guide to coffee by Tristan Stephenson, 2015 (9781849755634)
  • World atlas of tea : from the leaf to the cup, the world's teas explored and enjoyed by Krisi Smith, 2016 (9781770858169)
  • 100 best smoothies and juices, 2015 (9781474823982)
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