Melvil Decimal System: 663
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Handicraft and Occupations
Chemistry; Chemical Engineering
Foods: Sugar, Starch, etc.
Lights: Gas, Oil, Candles, etc.
Ceramics: Glass, Clay, Cement, etc.
Bleaching; Dyeing; Inks; Paints
Other Organic Chemic Industries
Brewing and Malting
Beer & Sake
Soft Drinks and Bottled Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Works under MDS 663
- Grossman's guide to wines, spirits, and beers by Harold J. Grossman
- Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World's Craft Brewing Revolution by Joshua M. Bernstein
- Vintner's Art: How Great Wines Are Made by Hugh Johnson
- The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance by Greg Koch
- Terroir: The Role of Geology, Climate, and Culture in the Making of French Wines by James E. Wilson
- The Art of Distilling Whiskey and Other Spirits: An Enthusiast's Guide to the Artisan Distilling of Potent Potables by Bill Owens
- The Wines of Italy by Cyril Ray
- Grapes into Wine by Philip M. Wagner
- In praise of wine and certain noble spirits by Alec Waugh
- Scotch Ale by Greg Noonan
- Lore of Still Building by Kathleen Howard
- The Wines of America by Leon D. Adams
- Matt Kramer's New California Wine by Matt Kramer
- Moonshine: A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor by Jaime Joyce
- Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits: Innovative Flavor Combinations, Plus Homemade Versions of Kahlúa, Cointreau, and Other Popular Liqueurs by Andrew Schloss
- Blood and Whiskey: The Life and Times of Jack Daniel by Peter Krass
- Tequila by Alberto Ruy-Sánchez
- Drink the Harvest: Making and Preserving Juices, Wines, Meads, Teas, and Ciders by Nan K. Chase
- Folk wines, cordials & brandies: Ways to make them, together with some lore, reminiscences, and wise advice for enjoying them by M. A. Jagendorf
- The Home Distiller's Workbook: Your Guide to Making Moonshine, Whisky, Vodka, Rum and So Much More! Vol. 1 by Jeff King
- The fine wines of California by Robert S. Blumberg
- Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits by Lew Bryson
- AUSTRALIAN COMPLETE BOOK OF WINE by Len Evans
- Gods, men, and wine by William Younger
- Esquire Drink Book by Frederic A. Birmingham
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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