Now you can have three of the most entertaining ...For Dummies® titles ever in one convenient, attractive slipcase package. The Good Life Volume II: Happy Hour Companion brings together Cocktail Parties For Dummies™, Wine Buying Companion For Dummies™, and Bartending For Dummies™ -- perfect for your own use as well as a great gift for friends and family. Cocktail Parties For Dummies Cocktail parties: In the '50s and '60s, they were de rigueur. In the '90s, they're en vogue, and Cocktail Parties For Dummies shows why. In this compact but thorough guidebook, premier party consultant Jaymz Bee reveals his secrets for how to Decide whether to throw a large party or a small one Get people to mix together as well as vodka and vermouth Choose the best time and place and set the ideal atmosphere Slip out of tuxedos and elegant dresses and into something more comfortable -- host a Rubik's Cube Party or a Spy Bash Prepare and serve excellent hors d'oeuvres Plus, Cocktail Parties For Dummies includes plenty of food and drink recipes for you to try out, lots of party ideas to stimulate your imagination, and even tips on what music to play. Wine Buying Companion For Dummies The great thing about buying wine is that you have so many vintages and so many labels to choose from. However, this multitude of choices is also daunting -- and risky, too, when you consider the expense that is sometimes involved. Fortunately, Wine Buying Companion For Dummies comes to the rescue with concise evaluations you can trust. Just as in their other wine guides, Red Wine For Dummies™, White Wine For Dummies™, and Wine For Dummies™, authors and connoisseurs Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan talk about wine in terms that make sense and that really mean something. You'll find complete sentences -- not the poetic but abstract strings of adjectives you may find in many other wine guides. Take this handy guide with you whether you're purchasing wine from a supermarket, wine shop, tasting room, or even over the Internet. You'll be able to try out new wines and more than likely be pleasantly surprised for a change. Bartending For Dummies You have to do more than stock your fridge with cold beer and soda pop to qualify as a good host. But if you're able to fix anything from a Malibu Suntan to a Manhattan, a Limp Moose to a Lizard Slime, you're sure to win a place in every guest's heart. Now, with Bartending For Dummies, no drink is out of the question. Author and Bartender magazine publisher Ray Foley answers all your bartending questions, including How can I make sure that I have the right ingredients on hand without going broke? Which glass do I use for which drink? Can James Bond really tell the difference when a Vodka martini is shaken, not stirred? What's the secret to making satisfying nonalcoholic drinks? Best of all, Bartending For Dummies contains more than 1,000 cocktail recipes. (Bet you didn't know there were so many!) Cheers!