Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England author event at Bartleby's Books

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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, March 1


Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main Sreet, Wilmington, VT 05363


Bartleby's Books will host author Corin Hirsch on Saturday, March 1st at 2pm.  Corin will discuss her book, Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, answer questions and share recipes.

Colonial New England was awash in ales, beers, wines, cider and spirits. Everyone from teenage farmworkers to our founding fathers imbibed heartily and often. Tipples at breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner were the norm, and low-alcohol hard cider was sometimes even a part of children’s lives. This burgeoning cocktail culture reflected the New World’s abundance of raw materials: apples, sugar and molasses, wild berries and hops. This plentiful drinking sustained a slew of smoky taverns and inns—watering holes that became vital meeting places and the nexuses of unrest as the Revolution brewed. New England food and drinks writer Corin Hirsch explores the origins and taste of the favorite potations of early Americans and offers some modern-day recipes to revive them today.

Bartleby's Books is located at 17 West Main Street in downtown Wilmington.  For more information call (802) 464-5425 or visit  If you are unable to attend the event and would like to have a signed copy reserved, please contact the store.