Hollywood and Vine
Cinematographer Michael Seresin, makes movies like Angela's Ashes and Midnight Express and, at his New Zealand Seresin Estate, a first-rate Sauvignon Blanc.
The recently published Homebrewer's Garden gives beer lovers with green thumbs some timely advice on growing hops and malting barley (Storey Books; $14.95).
California distiller Domaine Charbay offers France's Pernod credible competition with its crisp and fresh anise-flavored Pastis. Served over ice, it's an ideal summer drink ($35 for a 375-ml bottle; 800-634-7845).