Carlos Batista; the author, has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years; starting as a dishwasher at 15 years old working his way up through the “ranks” of Food & Beverage. Holding positions from Valet to Waiter, to Restaurant, Banquet and Bar management, all the way to senior level Beverage management at a 5 Star, 5 Diamond hotel, gaining a unique insight to the industry. He’s also achieved additional training and certifications from: The Court of Master Sommeliers, Society of Wine Educators, (as a Certified Specialist of Spirits) and Mixology certification from BARSmarts, separating himself as a knowledgeable specialist on the subjects of bar & restaurant service and alcohol knowledge.
The eternal trainer, he looks for his subjects to be informative for those in the service industry and for those who just want to know more about proper service or their favorite spirit, beer, wine or sake of choice. While there are thousands of sources of information on all these subjects, he hopes to convey a clear and full understanding of each subject all, in one place.For these reasons, he recently created foodandbevuniversity.com. Service training and detailed product knowledge all in an easy to digest format. Designed for hospitality professionals or those who simply want to know detailed beverage information, proper service techniques and food & beverage pairings. Please visit foodandbevuniversity.com for more information on a multitude of subjects in the hospitality industry
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Wine: Guidance in Mixology, Pairing & Enjoying Life’s Finer Things
We describe the legal standards of wine in Europe and the United states. We explain flavor profiles, production methods of still and sparkling wine and regions. We tell you how to serve wine in a formal restaurant setting and the best ways to store it. From ideal serving temperatures of various wines to describing what exactly fortified wines are, we explain in greater details than all the others.
Beer: Guidance in Mixology, Pairing & Enjoying Life’s Finer Things
We tell you more information about beer than you would want to know. More of a reference guide in production, flavors and service techniques than any other you may find. Here you’ll learn how to tap a keg and even better, how to pair beer with food. For too long people have only thought of wine when complimenting a meal with a beverage. But this notable beverage deserves consideration of its own.
Cigars: Guidance in Mixology, Pairing & Enjoying Life’s Finer Things
This book is aimed at fixing all that! With knowledge on the many different types, sizes and flavors of cigars, one can be confident in making a selection or recommending cigars for others to enjoy. Additionally, here we do what other books do not. We list, pair and explain which wine, hard alcohol and beer, might be most complementary to a particular type of cigar and their brand names!
Tequila Guidance in Mixology, Pairing & Enjoying Life’s Finer Things
This book is aimed at correcting all those misconceptions about this wonderful and versatile beverage. With knowledge on the many different types and flavors of tequila, one can be confident in making a selection, knowing how best to blend the spirit with other ingredients in cocktails or recommend for others to enjoy.
Cordials & Liqueurs: Guidance in Mixology
Cordials & Liqueurs are an essential part of every bartender’s repertoire of knowledge. These “secondary” flavoring agents, (that often go un-noticed), are integral for cocktail creation.This book gives the standards of Cordials and Liqueurs, accompanied by their history, production methods, variances of the product, definitions and flavor profiles. Know what that liqueur is for & how best to use!
Sake: Guidance in Mixology, Pairing & Enjoying Life’s Finer Things
This book gives the standards of Sake, accompanied by its history, production methods, variances of the product, definitions, flavor & aroma profiles and how to pair different styles of Sake with various cuisines. Product knowledge is essential for bar and service staff to master their craft. However, keep in mind this is not a recipe book or bartender “how to”. Its foundation for proper service.
Whiskey, Cognac & Cigars: Guidance in Mixology, Pairing & Enjoying Life's Finer Things
This book gives the standards of Scotch, Irish, American, and Canadian Whiskies, Brandy [Cognac] & Cigars, accompanied by their history, production methods, variances of the product, definitions, flavor profiles and how to pair them with various foods or other spirits. Mixologists & Bartenders are not born, they’re made. This book tells you how.
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