spirits http://wvxu.org en The source of all your favorite spirits http://wvxu.org/post/source-all-your-favorite-spirits <p>Pretty much every spirit known to man begins life as some sort of plant: sake began with a grain of rice; scotch emerged from barley; tequila from agave; rum from sugarcane; and bourbon from corn. In <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Drunken-Botanist-Amy-Stewart/dp/1616200464/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1365100256&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=drunken+botanist"><strong>The Drunken Botanist</strong></a>, <strong>Amy Stewart</strong> explores how humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform all matter of plant life into alcohol over the centuries. She’s with Mark Perzel this morning for a little liquor education.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 14211 at http://wvxu.org The source of all your favorite spirits