Starting a book club is one of the best decisions you can make to kick off the new year. You feel smarter, accomplished, and it’s a great excuse to meet up with your friends and drink. Booze should not be forgotten in your collection of books, these page-turners are sure to be a hit with your group.


Wine and War: The French, The Nazis, and the Battle for France’s Greatest Treasure
By Donald Kladstrup

“To be a Frenchman means to fight for your country and its wine.” When the Nazis occupied France, they started a campaign to round up all of the beloved wine within the country. French wine producers would not take this standing down and this book shines light on their daring efforts to save their precious bottles.


Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis
By Kingsley Amis

Timeless advice on the art of drinking mixed with entertaining humor makes Everyday Drinking a classic for any lover of booze. We guarantee you’ll enjoy this one as you read about Kingsley’s love for cocktails, how to conquer the hangover, and some delicious recipes along the way.


Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
By: Daniel Okrent

Drinking has been a part of America since the start of its existence. How on Earth were we ever convinced to banish booze from the shelves? Find out in this incredibly well written look into Prohibition that details the different factors that caused these changes and the crafty ways in which Americans snuck around them.


The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining
By David Haskell

Not your average guidebook, this ode to whiskey takes you through the history of our country’s love affair with the spirit and the DIY trend that has made it explode today. Not only will you learn all there is to know about whiskey, you’ll be able to make it yourself too.


The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks
By Amy Stewart

For centuries humans have been turning anything they could get their hands on into alcohol. In this book, Amy Stewart takes us through the herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi (yes, it’s true) that we’ve used over the years to get our buzz. From the surprising to the strange, we didn’t think gardening could be so cool.


Drinking has never sounded so educational. Pour up a drink, put your feet up, and take in a little booze knowledge you can talk about with your book club.