The first edition of my new book, “A History of the World in Six Glasses”, came out this month. Appropriately enough, given that I had the original idea for the book while on holiday in Italy, it’s the Italian edition, “Una storia del mondo in sei bicchieri”. I love the way it sounds in Italian. I can even understand bits of it, which is more than can be said for the German or Korean editions of my previous books. My Italian publisher, Codice Edizione, launched the book at the Turin Book Fair, and it got a good write-up in La Stampa. Codice even threw a rooftop party with six tables, each with its own drink, plus appropriate food (hamburgers with the Coca-Cola, for example). Obsessive that I am, I duly drank all six drinks — in the correct historical order, of course. And with the US and Canadian editions coming out at the beginning of June, I have finally put up a dedicated page for the new book, which has just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.