Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Review: Vodka

Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered AmericaVodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America by Victorino Matus
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

"The nice thing about vodka is you make it today, you sell it tomorrow." --Sidney Frank, creator of Grey Goose to Inc. Magazine in 2005
This book was more like a series of articles about vodka companies than a cohesive history of vodka. It was a very informative and well written set of articles however and if you are interested in American business history and spirits in particular it is well worth reading. There is a lot here about advertising, which is largely what differentiates one vodka from the next, and how the iconic Absolut campaign (I was in college at the time that those ads plastered dorm rooms) evolved was fascinating. I do want to try Tito's Handmade Vodka (from Austin, TX) after reading about it.

This book counts (as my non-fiction title) toward the Foodies Read 2015 Challenge.


  1. I don't drink vodka much, but I don't know why not! One friend on Facebook is a big Grey Goose fan, and the drink pics he posts look really inviting!

  2. I don't drink anymore, but when I did I loved vodka. This book sounds interesting.

  3. I love books like this -- especially if the pieces can be read one at a time. I'll have to look for it.

  4. This would make a good gift for the vodka aficionado.


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