Author to discuss book
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WILMINGTON- Bartleby’s Books will host author Corin Hirsch on Saturday, March 1, at 2 pm. She 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 farm workers 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. 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. For more information call (802) 464-5425 or visit If unable to attend the event and would like to have a signed copy contact the store.
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