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History of the World in Six Glasses Timeline
Transcript of History of the World in Six Glasses Timeline
A History of the World in Six Glasses
by Tom Standage
Greatly affected the Middle East.
People started harvesting wild grains and establishing permanent homes around their farms.
Farming grains spreads thoughout the Middle East.
Pottery was invented which made it easier to make and store beer.
Beer was widespread in the Middle East; drunk by a majority of people and used as a for m of payment.
Most of the population in the Middle East lived in Cities due to excess amount of food available at the markets.
Affected the Mediterranean Region
Remains of ancient wine are found in jars at the Zargos Mountains, which are located in modern-day Iraq.
Small wine vineyards were established in Egypt with mixed results.
The Greek symposium, or wine party, was invented.
Romans displaced the Greeks as the leading wine producers in the Mediterranean.
Grapes were grown in Crete and possibly the Greek mainland for the first time.
Affected the American Colonies and the Caribbean Islands.
Arnaldus of Villanova, a professor at a French medical school, produced instructions for distilling wine.
Doctors 'healed' King Charles II, King of Northern Spain, using distilled wine or spirits.
Micheal Patt von Schrick, an Austrian Doctor, wrote a formal book about distillation of wine into spirits.
European Slave Traders begin to trade brandy (spirits) to African Traders for slaves.
Rum, a Barbados drink, increased the amount of slavery on the island because of its popularity.
Coffee Beans are first used to make a liquid (coffee), by Muhammad al-Dhabhani.
Pasqua Rose, opens the first coffeehouse in Britain.
The Royal Society, Britain's scientific institution is formed. Founders met regularly at a coffeehouse that was mostly made up of scientists .
First Coffeehouse opens in Marseilles, France.
King Charles issues a proclamation banning coffeehouses. He is afraid of the freedom of speech people have and how people might plot against him. This law was later revoked.
Affected China and England
The Chinese knowledge of tea was taken to Japan, where a cultural tea ceremony is created.
King Charles II, marries Catherine of Braganza, who brings tea to England.
The East India Trading Company gets the British government to pass the Tea Act, which results in the Boston Tea Party.
The first shipment of India-grown tea reaches England.
According to legend, the first cup of tea was brewed by Emperor Shen Nung at this time.
Affected England and America
The first artificially carbonated drink was made in England by Joesph Preistly.
Benjamin Silliman, the first professor of chemistry at Yale University, starts selling bottled water in Connecticut.
John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, invents Coca-Cola while experimenting with medical ingredients.
When John Pemberton dies the three companies producing Coke combine to form the modern Coca- Cola company.
Pepsi, Coke's main rival, was formed.
By Kendra Nicholls