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A History of the World in 6 Glasses Timeline
Transcript of A History of the World in 6 Glasses Timeline
it appears in a pictogram from mesopotamia 4300 BCE, Villages banded together to form ever-larger
towns and then cities. Each city centered around it's own
system of fields and irrigaition channels. 2500BCE, Egypt's construction workers who worked on the
Pyramids were rationed with 3 or 4 loaves of bread
and two jugs of beer containing about 8 liters BEER 1750, Rum became available for many people nad it
was much cheaper than brandy. Rum was also a lot
stronger than brandy as well. 1524, attempts fo close down coffeehouses were
not very successful but most were not successful because
the laws were technically not broken. 1650, Many parts of Western Europe like Britain and Amsterdam
were opening coffeehouses accorss the country. COFFEE 1300, Arnald of Villanova, a professor at the French
medical school of Montpellier produced instructions
on distilling wine. SPIRITS 1300 1500 1500, introduction of slaves turned Madeira into largest
exporter of sugar in the wold. Sugar was an important
part in the process of spirit making . 1721, It was reported by an english trader that rum had become
the "Cheif barter" on the slave coast of Africa. Rum soon became
more popular than gold. 1721 1733 1773, The Molasses Act was passed in london because
the british sugar producers were losing to the French in
the european sugar market. Some of the new england
distillers even used french molasses which
made it worse on the situation. 1750 1500, drinking coffee became popular in Yemen.
The practice of making coffee was seen as a Yemeni innovation. 1500 1524 1663, There were about 83 coffeehouses in London at the time.
Some of them were destroyed in the Great Fire of London in
1666 but then many more replaced the old ones. 1663 1671 1671, Coffee was seen as an antidote to alcohol.
As said by Sylvestre Dufour "Coffee sobers you up instantaneously." 1650 6000 BCE, Pottery began to emerge because
it was used as storage for fruits and wild honey;
ceral crops could be stored which made beer reliable. 6000
BCE 10,000 BCE, Throughout the Fertile Crecent, evidence
have been found that there were harvesting tools,
baskets, stone hearths, and underground pits for storage. 10,000
BCE TEA 100 BCE 100 BCE, Tea becomes domesticated
around China. 780 780, First tax on tea during the Tang Dynasty
because of tea's popularity. 1650, Tea reaches England through
40 years of diffusion of tea from
the Dutch ships in 1616. 1650 1718, Tea had become the dominant mainstay of imports replacing silk. 1718 12/16/1773 1773, The Boston Tea party dressed up as Mohawk Indians and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. COCA-COLA 1767, Carbonated water or soda water
was produced in a brewery by Joseph Priestly. 1767 1807 1807, Bottled water began to sell in
New Haven, Connecticut by Benjamin Silliman
after traveling to London. 1866, John Pemberton supposedly invented
Coca-Cola through many different versions
of the story. 1866 1895, Annual sales of Coca-Cola exceeded
76,000 gallons and it was being sold accross america. It had become the "National Drink" 1895 1898, Tax was put on patent medicines
in which Coca-Cola fell in category. The
company won an exemption from the tax because
it was repositioned from a drug to a drink. 1898 WINE 870 BCE, King Ashurnasirpal II
held a huge feast to mark the innaguration of his new captal at Nimrud. The choice of his drink was wine which was served in a shallow gold bowl. 870
BCE 146 BCE, Italian Peninsula became the
world's foremost wine producing region
in the Mediterranean.
BCE 424 BCE, Spartan troops arrived in Acanthus,
a wine producing city who was allied with
Athens. They held a ballot and decided
to switch allegiances. 424
BCE 700 BCE, Cultivation of the vine took
hold throughout Greece. Greeks
were the first to produce wine on a
large scale commerical. 700 Between 9000 and 4000 BCE, archaelogical evidence suggests that wine was first produced during the Neolithic period 9000-4000