April 1st, 2012

Golden Hair

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage.

This got recommended at Lunacon at more than one panel I was at.  The title is a bit hyperbolic.  The six drinks discussed are indeed significant in the history of beverages, and their adoption occured at otherwise historically significant times, but sometimes they were just harbringers, or even merely coinciding -- though sometimes they were indeed movers and shakers in history.  Then, the drinks by themselves can be fascinating.

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