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As men, and adventurers, we all appreciate a good quest. It could be the unrealized Indiana Jones or Han Solo inside of us all, but setting out to uncover something you don’t already know has always seemed like a good use of time to us. In Uncorking the Past: The Quest for Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages, Patrick McGovern–the leading authority on all things ancient and alcoholic–uses his knowledge of the fermented beverages of the past to tell a story about how they affected the world we live in now. From mead, to rice wine, to corn beers, McGovern weaves an intellectually stimulating tale about our favorite mind-altering substance that is as fun to read as it is to picture yourself a part of. We’ll drink to that.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.