A History of the World in Six Glasses

Beer

Discovery of Beer

10000 BC - 4000 BC

Neolithic Period

9000 BC - 4000 BC

Adoption of Agriculture

9000 BC

Began in the Fertile Crescent.

Invention of Pottery

6000 BC

First Examples of Writing

3400 BC

Clay Tablets were first used as tax receipts and for ration payments.

Wine

Discovery of Wine

9000 BC - 4000 BC

Wine is thought to have been discovered in the Zagros Mountains (modern Armenia/Iran).

King Ashurnasirpal II's Inauguration Feast

870 BC

Spirits

Distilled Wine is Invented

1386

Rum is invented

1651

Coffee

Introduction of Coffee

700

Coffee Production Begins in Europe

1600

First Coffeehouses Emerged

1652

Tea

First Cup of Tea is Brewed in China

2737 BC - 2697 BC

Tea Reaches France

1630

The Boston Tea Party

1773

The Tea Act of 1773

1773

Coca-Cola

Soda Water is Invented

1767

John Pemberton Invents Coca-Cola

1886

World War II

1939 - 1945