There are lots of publications that touch, to varying degrees, the subject of drinks, including wine, beer, and spirits. I was recently sent a copy of the second edition of Alquimie (pronounced Alchemy), and I have to say, it’s pretty impressive.
I won’t go into details of the individual pieces within the publication, only to say that it covers a nice range of topics, nearly all of which appealed to me. Interviews, reviews of drinks, food recommendations, Alquimie presents a publication that should appeal to anybody that’s interested in food & drink.
While lots of publications these days opt for glossy pieces of paper and photos, Alquimie favors matte finishing, and while it was unexpected, I think I may actually prefer this to the glossier publications we’re all used to.
That’s not to say that the images aren’t impressive inside, simply that the matte finishing gives them a unique quality that may be lost in the use of glossy paper.
Whether you’re looking to read over every single line (which I would certainly understand and recommend), or want to thumb through a few individual pieces and then display it on your coffee table (where I plan on my copy living), I definitely recommend picking up a copy (which can be found at alquimie.com.au) and spend some time enjoying this quality publication.