A History of World in 6 Glasses
Written By Tom Standage
My favorite things in life are reading, writing and drinking beer. Hopefully, as I get older and more things come together I will be able to add traveling to that list. Thankfully, a few things recently fell into place and I was able to book a trip to Beer Utopia or as the rest of the world calls it Belgium.
Since I am going to spend a decent amount of time traveling via plane and of course train I thought it was a good idea to bring along some appropriate reading. Side note: I don’t do e-books (I have tried and hated them) there is just something about holding the book in hand that my spirit and my eyes preferred.
This book explores how beverages like beer (for example) helped to create civilization and then moves to coffee, tea, spirits and ends with the impact Coca Cola and the rise of America. It has taken every last ounce of my self-control not to crack this book early. This book speaks to the history geek, the beverage geek and offers a view of the world from a glass – I can’t wait to read it and share a glass with new people.
“Fermentation and civilization are inseparable.”
-John Ciardi (American Poet)
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