Irish public house (review)

Peter Hession, review of Bradley Kadel, Drink and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: the Alcohol Trade and the Politics of the Irish Public House (2015), in Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 33/1 (Spring 2019): 153-55.

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French wine (review)

Graham Harding, review of Rod Phillips, French Wine: A History (2016), in Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 33/1 (Spring 2019): 151-53.

14 pints a day for 16th cent. Irish stonemasons

Susan Flavin discovered that in the mid-16th century Irish stonemasons drank an enormous amount of beer.  Their 14 pints was double that of most other people.

“Retrieved documents dating back to January 1565 revealed that stonemasons employed at a quarry in Clontarf, North Dublin, were given an allowance of 14 pints of ale per day.”