A few years back, I spun some of my knowledge about the history of drinking into a book, Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, published by The History Press (now Acadia Publishing). Few Americans know how integral alcohol was to the birth of the United States, and I’ve since shared that backstory with hundreds (possibly thousands) via ongoing lectures and tasting events. I was gobsmacked, in fact, at how many organizations have reached out for speaking engagements around this book — I’ve appeared in or on NPR. PRI, Serious Eats, Atlas Obscura, Hot Rum Cow, and dozens of newspapers, blogs, and podcasts talking about colonial-era drinking, distilling, brewing, and wine and cider making. I’ve also been hired for private tastings and events in settings as diverse as the Mensa International Conference, a private Centerplate event, and people’s homes. For more information about an event, shoot me a note.
A sampling of the publications, places, or organizations where I’ve appeared, spoken, or been quoted:
Hot Rum Cow
December 12, 2022