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Alcohol Through the Ages

USA
3.7k votersU.S. Presidents & the Booze They Drank, RankedThe history of presidential drinking starts with George Washington, who actually had the largest whiskey distillery in America at ...
1990s
160.4k viewsFor A Brief Moment In The '90s, Zima Was Popular - Until People Tasted ItPeople who grew up in the 1990s may feel some nostalgia when thinking about Surge, Shark Bites, or other discontinued foods from t...
USA
199.5k viewsWhat Kind Of Booze Were Americans Getting Drunk On Through History?The history of alcohol in America, from colonial cider drinkers to prohibition hooch smugglers, shows the lengths Americans went f...
Food History
63.2k viewsCrazy Facts About the History of BeerBeer is more than just a beverage. The history of beer dates back thousands of years, and it has helped shape the course of civili...
History
102 voters10 Fascinating Alcoholic Drinks From Ancient SocietiesToday's alcoholic beverages range from canned Strawberritas to expertly crafted cocktails, but modern bartenders aren't the first ...
Food History
69k views16 Times Alcohol Profoundly Changed HistoryAlcohol often plays an important role in celebrating the most momentous events in history. The French share glasses of wine on Bas...
Food History
170 voters14 Historical Hangover Remedies, Ranked By How Likely You Are To Try ThemFrom the ancient world through the Middle Ages and straight into modernity, historical hangover remedies range from tolerable to j...
Old Stuff
10.2k viewsWomen Dominated The Beer Industry For Centuries, Until Men Decided They Were WitchesFor thousands of years, the history of beer was dominated by women. Ancient people worshipped female beer goddesses, female brewst...
History
53.1k views10 Ingenious Ways Booze Was Hidden During ProhibitionMark Twain once said, "It is the prohibition that makes anything precious." The United States learned that lesson the hard way not...
Old Stuff
31.1k viewsWere Medieval People Really Drunk On Beer And Wine All The Time?A popular theory claims that medieval Europeans didn't have access to clean water. As a result, they were forced to drink wine and...
Old Stuff
1.6k votersWhich Historical Figure Would Win In An All-Night Drinking Competition?History overflows with heavy drinkers. What would happen if some of them went up against each other in an all-night drinking compe...
Alcohol
44.2k viewsThe Insane True Story Behind America's History with AlcoholWise prophet Homer Simpson famously described alcohol as "the cause of and solution to all of life's problems" and it turns out he...
Old Stuff
19.3k views17 Times Wine Changed the World and Altered HistoryWe all know that wines can liven up a dinner party, and that a little wine can be the perfect end to a long day. But did you know ...
Alcohol
18.5k views12 Brewing Companies That Couldn’t Be Stopped by ProhibitionThe 18th Amendment didn't do a whole lot in the way of making America sober up. It did, however, do a lot of damage to businesses ...
Alcohol
16k viewsTimes Beer Changed HistoryThere are so many ways beer changed history, you have to wonder what kind of world we would live in if the vital, hoppy nectar had...
Alcohol
273 votersStories About The Origins Of CocktailsIt’s hard to think of a more popular bar drink on a night out than a cocktail. Some mixed drinks are so well-known, they’ve essent...