Drinks Timeline

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Beer

10000 BCE

10000 BCE - Mesopotamia (Iraq) and Egypt - beer was discovered

Beer

9000 BCE

9000 BCE - Barley and wheat are harvested deliberately

Wine

5400 BCE

5400 BCE - Earliest evidence of wine in Hajji Firuz Tepe

Beer

4000 BCE

4000 BCE - Beer becomes widespread in the Near East

Wine

4000 BCE

4000 BCE - Greece and Rome, 9000 to 4000 BCE – wine was discovered

Beer

3400 BCE

3400 BCE - First recorded history of beer

Wine

3000 BCE

3000 BCE - Limited domestic wine cultivation in Egypt begins

Beer

2100 BCE

2100 BCE - Beer is used medically

Wine

401 BCE

700-401 BCE – Greece cultivates grapes for wine and massively exports far and wide

Wine

146 BCE

146 BCE - The Italian Peninsula (Rome) takes control as foremost wine producing region

Tea

100 BCE

100 BCE - China and Britain , 100-1 BCE – first actual proof of Tea discovery in China

Tea

618 CE

618 – 907 CE – Tea becomes the national drink of China

Spirits

800 CE

800 CE - Spirits –America (New England) and Britain, 701-800 CE -Distillation is discovered with wine

Spirits

1386 CE

1386 CE - Distilled wine is used as medicine

Coffee

1470 CE

France and Britain, 1470 CE – Coffee is popular in Yemen

Spirits

1478 CE

1478 CE - A book on how to distill wine was released

Tea

1610 CE

1610 CE - First shipment of Tea to Europeans from China

Spirits

1650 CE

1650-1700 CE – Rum becomes a thriving industry for America

Coffee

1650 CE

1650 CE - Coffee houses appear in London

Coffee

1686 CE

1686 CE - Lloyd’s coffee house opens and becomes popular insurance for ships

Coffee

1687 CE

1687 CE - The greatest book of the scientific revolution was discussed at a coffeehouse and later made a book by Isaac Newton

Tea

1744 CE

1744 CE - Peak of the Britain East India Company

Coke

1767 CE

1767 CE - America and Britain, - direct ancestors of carbonated drinks are produced in Leeds by Priestley

Coke

1772 CE

1772 CE - Henry sells first bottles of carbonated water in europe

Coffee

1789 CE

1789 CE - French Revolution Begins in Café

Spirits

1791 CE

1791 CE - Taxes were set upon alcoholic beverage sales

Coke

1807 CE

1807 CE - Silliman sells bottled carbonated water in America

Tea

1858 CE

1858 CE - Fall of the Britain East India Company

Coke

1886 CE

1886 CE - Pemberton invents Coca Cola

Coke

1950 CE

1950 CE - 1/3 of coke’s profits are from other countries in the world