Saturday, June 18th at 4PM
Join us for an intimate book reading and signing with author Robert Moss for his fourth and newest book, Southern Spirits, along with a bourbon tasting and snacks.
Just a FEW of the reviews of Southern Spirits from some of the top people in the spirits world...
Southern Spirits is a broadly inclusive, meticulously researched, and beautifully written examination of a unique and uniquely important part of American culinary culture, and one that has not received enough serious attention from drink historians or historians of Southern foodways. This book should remedy that."
– David Wondrich, author of Imbibe! and Punch
“This is a fascinating read that deserves a prominent place on the bookshelves of anyone with an interest in our drinking culture, so much of which was born in the South.”
– Gary Regan, author of The Negroni, and The Joy of Mixology
“Southern Spirits adds a welcome and impeccably detailed chapter to the somewhat tattered history of drinking in America. From Caribbean rum imports through Madeira and the julep and on to Pappy Van Winkle, Moss deftly parses what we drank and why. I won't lie: this book made me very thirsty.”
– Wayne Curtis, author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails
"In Southern Spirits, Robert F. Moss chronicles centuries of spirited traditions and debunks boozy tall tales in this defining look at the way Southerners have influenced the way we imbibe as a nation."
– Brad Thomas Parsons, author of Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All
“In Southern Spirits, Robert F. Moss joins a hallowed cadre of mixographers including Daniel Okrent, Wayne Curtis, and David Wondrich who’ve carefully charted how our drinking habits and history aren’t just intertwined: they’re a reflection of each other. For Americans, and Southerners in particular, perhaps we are what we drink even more than what we eat?”
– Jim Meehan, author of The PDT Cocktail Book
“Just as a proper sazerac requires an absinthe rinse, America now requires context with its cocktails. Robert F. Moss slakes our cultural and historical thirst in a book that broadens and deepens our understanding of what, why, and how my people drink. From Revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who couldn’t hold his Madeira, to the Kentucky julep fabulist Irvin S. Cobb, Moss has assembled a rogue’s gallery of characters, who unspool telling stories of the tippling South.”
– John T Edge, co-editor The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook
"Four hundred years of drinking distilled into almost as many pages, Southern Spirits looks at the history of a culturally rich region through the lens of its drinking habits. Lest you write it off as just another book about bourbon, Moss is quick to clear up the myth that Southern drinking is limited to the brown stuff, with the likes of rum, Madeira, brandy, cider and more all seeing starring roles. History buffs and cocktail nerds alike will delight in the thorough tome, which is sprinkled throughout with recipes that have stood the test of time."
Kick-ass book? Check. Read by the author? Check. Sip on bourbon DURING event? Check. Nosh on snacks, too? CHECK!
Tickets are only $45 and can be purchased ONLINE at EventBrite or by CLICKING HERE
Don't miss out on one hell of an event!
Robert F. Moss is a food writer and culinary historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He is the Contributing Barbecue Editor for Southern Living, the Southern Food Correspondent for Serious Eats, and a long-time contributor to the Charleston City Paper. He is the author of Southern Spirits: Four Hundred Years of Drinking in the American South, Barbecue: The History of an American Institution and Going Lardcore: Adventures in New Southern Dining.