Alcohol | A short recap

  • 7000 BCE: Evidence of the first known alcoholic beverage, a fermented beverage made from honey and wild yeasts, is found in China.
  • 4000 BCE: Evidence of beer-making in ancient Egypt.
  • 3000 BCE: Wine-making becomes popular in the Mediterranean region, particularly in Greece and Italy.
  • 1000 BCE: The production of distilled beverages, such as arrack and rakı, begins in Asia and the Middle East.
  • 9th century CE: Distilled alcohol is introduced to Europe through the Moors in Spain.
  • 12th century: The first known written distillation recipe appears in Italy.
  • 15th century: The introduction of hops in beer-making leads to the creation of the modern form of beer.
  • 18th century: The Industrial Revolution leads to the development of new technologies for mass-producing beer and other alcoholic beverages.
  • 1920-1933: The prohibition of alcohol in the United States leads to the rise of illegal alcohol production and smuggling.
  • 1960s-1970s: Wine becomes increasingly popular in the United States, leading to a growth in the wine industry.
  • 1980s-present: The craft beer movement emerges in the United States, with small, independent breweries producing a wide range of unique beers.
  • 21st century: Alcoholic beverages continue to be a significant part of human culture, with a wide range of drinks and traditions being observed around the world.

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