Monday, September 28, 2020

Drink up! Tapes of past talks on beverages and 25 virtual talks in October

There is no denying it... there are more and more virtual talks about drinks as our Covid lockdown continues. Grog (yes, grog by a Naval museum), beer, whiskey/whisky, gin, cocktails, teas and chocolate. Many talks include recommended  samples - either mailed or picked up locally. And even beer games done museum style (Penn Museum of UPenn). Tapes, then the October talks.

Some talks that were taped -

America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops book talk by Christine Sismondo. Fraunces Tavern Museum. NYC Tape HERE/

“Alcohol's Empire: Distilled Spirits in the 1700s Atlantic World,” great ‘interactive publication’ about the exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art, MiaHERE

“Intoxicated Empire: Alcohol, Consumption & Slavery in the 18th-c. Atlantic World.” Talk by Bertie Mandelblatt. HERE

Beer, Wine, Mead

Baltimore’s Brewing Industry - Past, Present & Future. Baltimore Museum of Industry. Theresa MuCulla, Curator of the American Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian, and local craft brewers TAPE HERE

Fermentation in Ancient Mesopotamia, Beer, Bread and More Beer Weekly Fermentology tape HERE

Beers with Bill: Episode 11 (with Dr. Allen Pietrobon) TAPE . HERE Series HERE

History of Wine. Professor Ken Albala TAPE . HERE

Ancient Wine-Making, Heirloom Seeds, and Archaeobotany. Dr. Chantel White. Penn Museum. TAPE . HERE

National Mead Day. Aug 1. History, tasting guides, making mead advice. F.H.Steinbart Co. 4 mead talks tapes: Mead origins, traditions, and future. HERE . Taste honey HERE. Making mead HERE. Virtual mead flight HERE

Rum, Sherry, Moonshine

Sherry: Stories, Love & Cocktails. history. NY Cocktail Expo. selection of TAPES . HERE /

The Rule of Rum. Cynthia Clampitt. Culinary Historians of Chicago tape HERE

First in Moonshine: North Carolina and the Illegal Liquor Business. Dr. Daniel S. Pierce. Wake Forest Historical Museum. TAPE . HERE


Spirits Sugar Water Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World. authors Derek Brown, Robert Yule TAPE . HERE

Cocktail seminar series. National Archives. 2005 TAPE . HERE

Great Hoaxes in Cocktail History. TAPE . HERE

Liquid Vacation: A History of Tiki Cocktails. Eve Bergeron, granddaughter of “Trader Vic” Bergeron; Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, and Brian Miller tiki expert. Brooklyn Historical Society. TAPE . HERE


Prohibition in Washington, DC: How Dry We Weren't. Garrett Peck. USCHS US Capitol Historical Society tapes HERE

Modern Bar Cart. Many episodes HERE

Seltzer. Barry Joseph author of Seltzertopia. Lots of TAPES . HERE

Coffee, Tea and Chocolate

Tea: The Story of a Leaf. Damian Harper, writer for Lonely Planet. China Hour on Sky UK TAPE . Episode 1 - The Spirit of Tea.HERE. Episode 2 - The Road’s End HERE. Episode 2 - The Road’s End HERE. Episode 3 - Making Tea HERE. Episode 4 - Foreign Lands, Homeland HERE. Episode 5 - Time Stops for Tea [England] HERE

History of Chocolate. David Borghesani of American Heritage chocolates. National Archives TAPE . HERE

Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug. Augustine Sedgewick. Facebook live at Revolution Books New York Tape HERE

Image: Ale Toby Fillpot  1786 British Museum

(90 total talks at start of Oct)

Oct 1 Thur 7-9 Virtual Grog Ration. National Civil War Naval Museum HERE

Oct 1 Thur 7pm Cheese and Cider of New England: A Match Made in Heaven!”. Vermont Creamery’s Chris Munsey. tasting basket. Enfield Shaker Museum $15 + HERE

Oct 3 Sat 7:30-9pm History of Tea Culture in China. Dr. Wen Chen. Rockville Sister City Corporation. HERE

Oct 4 Sun 5pm Nourishing Genius: Food and Wine in the Time of Michelangelo. Fred Plotkin, Julian Brooks. Includes a list of wine and food. Getty Museum YouTube channel HERE

Oct 7 Wed 2pm Online History Talk -Anchored in Beer and Land- Bullard’s Brewery. Norfolk Record Office. Late 19th cen records HERE

Oct 7 Wed 7-8:30 Breweries of Staten Island: History of Early America's Best Lager. Claude Toback. New York Adventure Club. Access to tape for 1 week $10 HERE

Oct 8 Thur 2pm Chinese Tea and the Tea Ceremony: A Beginner's Guide. History. MP Chinese. First time free, then £3 HERE

Oct 8 Thurs 10pm Tea bowl. Masterworks of Japanese Tea Culture in six 75 min. sessions. by Maiko Sōka Behr, of SaBi Tea Arts. Nikkei National Museum. BC, Canada. Se10, 20; Oc8, 18; Nv12, 22. Tapes available for 48 hours; ea $10 HERE

Oct 9 Fri 6am Ryuta's Sake Secrets from Japan's Oldest Brewery. Travel Japan $15 HERE

Oct 10 Sat 1:30pm The King’s Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court. Marc Meltonville of Hampton Court Palace in UK. Culinary Historians of Southern California. HERE Tickets HERE

Oct 12 Mon 8-9:30 The History of Chocolate. Sarah Lohman. Brooklyn Brainery. $6 HERE

Oct 12 Mon 9:30pm American Tea: A history of tea culture and practices through history in the Americas. Friday Afternoon Tea (shop in Seattle WA) $15 HERE

Oct 14 Wed 6:30 The History of Scotch Whisky. David McNicoll. One of my favorite virtual talks...and I don't like Scotch! (like Scotland), but so many interesting facts and pictures. $7 HERE

Oct 14-20 Digital Chocolate Festival. History (Oc 15 1pm), origins. Celebrate Cacao (promotes, teaches about ethically made craft chocolate, UK. HERE Facebook HERE

Oct 15 Thur 5:30-6:30 Of Gin-Slings and Timber Doodles. “Victorian era bar ingredients… classic 19th century recipes…history about drinking culture.” Camron-Stanford House. CA $10 HERE

Oct 15-17 Th-Sa Let’s Talk Bourbon. 19 sessions The Kentucky Bourbon Festival HERE

Oct 18 Sun 10AM Historic Tea Tasting: Experience the Essence of England. Michael Harney on Harney's Historic Royal Palaces Collection. “each blend pays homage to the tea's imperial history and roots.” Starfish Junction Productions. Samples of 4 teas $29 HERE

Oct 18 Sun 1-2:30 Pre-Columbian Contributions to Modern Day Mexico: Teotihuacan History and Food Tour: maize, tacos, and chocolate. Visit the pyramids, local restaurant for class, then to a Chocolatería to hear about the drink and variations around Mexico. Impact Travel Collective (to "travel with a positive impact") HERE . Donation $20

Oct 18 Sun 1:30 Ferries and Taverns During the Revolution. social life. Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarthy. HERE Tape will be available. FULL

Oct 18 Sun 4pm Flower vase. Masterworks of Japanese Tea Culture in six 75 min. sessions. by Maiko Sōka Behr, of SaBi Tea Arts. Nikkei National Museum. BC, Canada. Se10, 20; Oc8, 18; Nv12, 22. Tapes available for 48 hours; ea $10 HERE

Oct 19 Mon 4-5:30 A nice cup of tea: a history of tea drinking. UK Tours Online. by UK Tours Online £11.37 HERE

Oct 22 Thur 7pm History of US Cider Industry: Talk and Tasting. Farnum Hill Ciders’ Steve Wood. tasting baskets. Enfield Shaker Museum $15 + HERE

Oct 22 Thurs 7pm It’s Illegal to Grow in Europe, But Its Roots Are in Richmond. [American grapes] Todd Kilman. 200 yrs ago, Richmond’s Daniel Norton cultivated first true American grape. Fire, Flour & Fork. Virginia Museum of History and Culture $10 HERE

Oct 23 Fri 7pm Speakeasies of NYC: A Tale of Crime, Creativity, and Celebration. Sylvia Laudien-Meo. New York Adventure Club. Replay for one week $10 HERE /

Oct 24 Sat 2pm Brewing at Newlin: An English Ale in an American Kitchen. Marc Meltonville of Hampton Court Palace in UK. Newlin Grist Mill. HERE

Oct 26 Mon 3pm Viscosity, Pastry, and Chocolate. Marike van Beurden. Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series. Harvard HERE /Past Science & Cooking series 69 videos HERE

Oct 29 Thurs 7pm Whiskey in America: Education and Libation. The coppersmiths who made the Colonial/Federal era 100 gallon stamped copper still. Luke Pecoraro curatorial director Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. HERE

Oct 29 Thurs 10pm (7pm Pacific) Imbibing LA: Boozing it Up in the City of Angels. Richard Foss. Palos Verdes Library, Rolling Hills Estates. HERE

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