The History of the World in 6 Glasses

Standage offers a distilled account of civilization founded on the drinking habits of mankind from the days of hunter-gatherers to yesterday’s designer thirst-quencher. History, along with a bit of technology, etymology, chemistry and bibulous entertainment. Bottoms up!” (from Kirkus Reviews)

Match the epoch with the beverage:

1. Beer.........A. Enlightenment
2. Wine........B. Globalization
3. Spirits......C. Hunter Gatherer to Farmer
4. Coffee......D. British Empire, Industrialization and Colonization
5. Tea...........F. Exploration
6. Cola.........G. Classical Times

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Standage also wrote The Turk : the life and times of the famous eighteenth-century chess-playing machine

1 - C; 2 - G; 3 - F; 4 - A; 5 -D; 6 - B