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They had names such as “the fermented”, “the heavenly”, and “the addition to the meal”. Bread was “solid beer”, beer was “liquid bread Beer has always been a communal drink Unlike food, you can genuinely share beverages. When sharing a drink from the same vessel, they are all drinking the same liquid, but when cutting up meat to share, some parts of the animal are more desirable than others. Sharing a drink is a universal symbol of hospitality and friendship. Though nowadays, we don’t offer to drink from the same cup, we will still share a pot of coffee, a bottle of wine, or a pot of tea. Though we can see how much society has changed over the years, we as humans can still subconsciously connect to the idea that if one shares a drink with you, they trust you and are showing hospitality.
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People used to think that alcoholic drinks had supernatural powers, being a gift from the gods. Farming allowed those who were previously put under pressure to create food to specialize in other crafts and activities - this is the first look at society as we know it forming together. POSSIBLE REASONS WHY HUMANITY SUDDENLY SWITCHED TO FARMING: Some species of animals died out Shortage of livestock Increased human fertility Greater desire of beer Farming was adopted partly to maintain the supply of beer Civilized Beer The first civilizations began in mesopotamia; people would ride in vehicles, buy and sell products in the marketplace, etc. Security may have been a factor into why people would live in big cities rather than villages. By 3,000 BCE most of mesopotamia was living in a few large cities rather than many small villages. Wine in Greece and Rome The Delight of Wine The Imperial Vine Spirits in the Colonial Period High Spirits, High Seas The Drinks that Built America Coffee in the Age of Reason The Great Soberer The Coffeehouse Internet Tea and the British Empire Empires of Tea Tea Power
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Coca-Cola and the Rise of America From Soda to Cola Globalization in a Bottle Epilogue. Back to the Source Appendix: In Search of Ancient Drinks
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