BRIX Wine Shop, image courtesy of couptessa.com

BRIX Wine Shop, image courtesy of couptessa.com

Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits, will sign copies of her book at BRIX Wine Shop in the Financial District on Friday, March 1st  at 5 p.m. Stop by to purchase a couple of signed copies (they make excellent gifts) and enjoy a sample of Boston’s famous Ward Eight cocktail!

Drinking Boston introduces readers to the cast of characters who championed or vilified drinking and the places where they imbibed—legally and otherwise. Drinking Boston examines the city’s complicated relationship with alcohol, dating back to Revolutionary taverns and pre-Prohibition saloons, and brings readers to today’s neighborhood barrooms and the current cocktail renaissance that’s sweeping the nation.

DrinkingBoston_Small ThumbWhile you’re at BRIX, be sure to download Drinking Boston‘s free smartphone app that complements the book. If you can’t wait until then, just follow this link to download it now.

Stephanie is a history writer and a journalist and has authored six books on Boston history, including Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in BostonThe Cocoanut Grove FireThe Crime of the Century: How the Brinks Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston, among others. A seasoned reporter, Stephanie has worked for the Boston Herald and the Associated Press.