The Tipsy Timeline

James and Cory

The Tipsy Timeline is your go-to comedic podcast where history and alcohol collide. Hosts James and Cory take you on a journey through history to discuss the many fascinating stories about alcohol and how it has created the world as we know it today.

So come and join us for a story and join us for a drink. Cheers!

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We discuss the appearance, origins, and first use of lager yeast. Sources for today's episode can be found in the following locations https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-lager-beer-originate-south-america-180964962/ https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/lager-beer-yeast-bavarian-lager-traced-south-america/story?id=14342439 https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/domestication-beer-yeast/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lager https://www.thespruceeats.com/definition-of-lager-353244 https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/a25022/what-is-a-lager/ 

Dec 1

26 min 39 sec

In this episode of the Tipsy Timeline, we talk about the odds-defying rise of Veuve Clicquot. If you enjoyed this episode, consider buying us a beer by going to TipsyTimeline.com/Support and supporting us on our Patreon. These are the resources we used to make today's episode:  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-widow-who-created-the-champagne-industry-180947570/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparkling_wine#History  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Champagne

Nov 15

34 min 18 sec

This is part two of our three part-er on the history of champagne. In this episode we focus on one of the OG champagne-makers: Dom Perignon. If you enjoyed this episode consider buying us a beer at TipsyTimeline.com/Support. And please check out the resources we used to make this episode:  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-widow-who-created-the-champagne-industry-180947570/  https://www.francetoday.com/food-drink/wine_and_spirits/dom_perignon_a_look_0at_a_legend/ https://www.wine-liquor.store/dom-perignon-price/  https://champagnegallery.com.au/pages/dom-perignon-the-man-and-the-myth  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_P%C3%A9rignon_(monk)  https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/02/history-sparkling-wine/  https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29610/brief-history-champagne  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Champagne  https://vinepair.com/articles/whatever-happened-to-peach-champagne/

Nov 9

30 min 3 sec

This is part 1 of 3 of the history of champagne. If you enjoyed this episode please consider going to TipsyTimeline.com/Support to become a Patron. And definitely check out the resources that we used to make this show:  https://www.francetoday.com/food-drink/wine_and_spirits/dom_perignon_a_look_at_a_legend/ https://www.wine-liquor.store/dom-perignon-price/  https://champagnegallery.com.au/pages/dom-perignon-the-man-and-the-myth  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_P%C3%A9rignon_(monk)  https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/02/history-sparkling-wine/  https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29610/brief-history-champagne  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Champagne  https://vinepair.com/articles/whatever-happened-to-peach-champagne/

Nov 1

29 min 33 sec

Today we discuss the how, why, and who of draft beer! Sources for today's episode can be found at the following locations https://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/historical-beer-birthday-john-lofting/ https://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/historic-beer-birthday-joseph-bramah/ https://www.britannica.com/technology/manufacturing http://beerinfo.com/steel-beer-keg-patent/ https://historycollections.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2016/11/09/fighting-fire-with-the-sucking-worm-fire-engine/ https://vinepair.com/articles/draft-beer-vs-can-bottle-better/ https://www.beveragejournalinc.com/new/easyblog/entry/the-evolution-of-beer-packaging https://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/beer/article/draft-beer-vs-bottle https://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/milestones-in-beer-history-6386899 http://www.draft-beer-made-easy.com/draftbeerhistory.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draught_beer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_engine    

Oct 27

28 min 18 sec

Today's story of The Man in the Green Hat. Congress' most notorious bootlegger. If you like the episode consider buying us a beer by going to our Patreon at TipsyTimeline.com/Support. And check out the resources we used to make the show:  https://boundarystones.weta.org/2020/12/04/man-green-hat-congress%E2%80%99-bootlegger-during-prohibition#footnote-2 https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/The_Man_in_the_Green_Hat.htm  https://history.house.gov/Historical-Highlights/1901-1950/The-infamous-House-bootlegger-known-as-the-%E2%80%9CMan-in-the-Green-Hat%E2%80%9D/  https://honors.uca.edu/wiki/index.php/%22Bone_Dry%22_Liquor_Law_of_1917  https://www.alcoholproblemsandsolutions.org/bootlegger-in-congress-the-man-in-the-green-hat-george-cassiday/

Oct 20

34 min 57 sec

This week we discuss the start of the modern(ish) practice of exporting wine. Who started it? How did it grow? How did certain countries get their reputations? Sources for this episode can be found in the following locations: https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/british-paradox-invention-modern-wine/ https://www.seebordeaux.com/history https://www.terroir-france.com/wine-faq/bordeaux-meaning.htm https://medium.com/@ibwsshow/10-points-you-need-to-include-in-private-label-bulk-wine-and-spirits-distribution-agreements-192e6e2e3253   

Oct 7

27 min 7 sec

What is the relationship between the Industrial Revolution and the growth of mass-produced beer? This episode will answer that question! Also, check out the resources we used to make this episode and consider checking out our Patreon if you feel like buying us a beer, at https://www.patreon.com/maltsinyourmouth: https://www.tipsytimeline.com/11  https://beerandbrewing.com/dictionary/csrO7vQlLZ/  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/2-000-years-binge-drinking-516009.html  https://www.nocoastbeer.co/blogs/blog/history-of-beer-part-2-beer-in-the-industrial-revolution  https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=97195&sec tion=_unit5.1.1  https://www.history.com/topics/industrial-revolution/industrial-revolution  https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/04/07/396664685/tea-tuesdays-how-tea-sugar-reshaped-the-british-empire  https://zythophile.co.uk/2010/01/15/a-short-history-of-bottled-beer/  https://www.britannica.com/technology/steam-engine  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_beer 

Sep 28

29 min 37 sec

This episode is about the many theories of the birth of caipirinha. If you liked this episode, check out some of the resources we used to make it:  https://www.diffordsguide.com/encyclopedia/1232/cocktails/caipirinhas-history-styles-flavours-and-how-to-make https://tastecocktails.com/caiprinha-history-recipe-make-caiprinha-cocktail/ https://www.history.com/news/why-was-it-called-the-spanish-flu https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html https://www.brandeis.edu/now/2020/june/brazil-spanish-flu.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poncha https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashew https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caipirinha

Sep 8

24 min 57 sec

The surprising history of the Irish Red Ale. If you enjoyed the story check out the resources we used to make it: https://zythophile.co.uk/2021/08/25/how-one-irishmans-ginger-beard-helped-launch-an-entirely-bogus-style-of-beer/  https://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Confederate_Wars

Aug 30

37 min 18 sec

Today's show is all about the history and impact of cachaça, a Brazilian delicacy and native spirit worthy of celebration. We discuss it's formation in a backdrop of Portuguese colonization, it's inspiration, and it's unique profile in the alcohol world. Sources for this story can be found in the following locations: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/you-know-rum-what-cachaca-180951700/ https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cachaca-spirit-brazil/index.html https://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/12/11/9891376/what-is-cachaca https://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/cocktails/cachaca.asp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacha%C3%A7a    

Aug 23

29 min 3 sec

This episode is about the who, what, when, why of hard seltzers. Check out these resources we used to make the episode! https://www.westport-news.com/news/article/SpikedSeltzer-Westporter-introduces-a-new-brew-5144698.php https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-23/america-s-taste-for-hard-seltzer-is-suddenly-starting-to-wane  https://www.bostonmagazine.com/2006/04/15/boston-magazine-liquids-malternatives/  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/red-alert-politics/embarrassing-americans-purchased-300-million-bottles-smirnoff-ice-last-year  https://www.bevindustry.com/articles/91265-mikes-hard-lemonade-accelerates-growth  https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/08/spiked-seltzer-inventor-origin-story.html  https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/20/rise-of-hard-seltzer/  https://whalebonemag.com/origin-story-spikedseltzer-told-founders/  https://www.insider.com/white-claw-beloved-by-bros-2019-8  https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/8/20/20812814/white-claw-truly-hard-seltzer-explained  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_seltzer 

Aug 19

25 min 44 sec

Today's episode is about the history of tequila. If you enjoyed it, then consider checking out the resources we used to make it: https://www.diffordsguide.com/g/1084/tequila https://www.salon.com/2011/05/05/tequila_history_margarita_tenacatita/ https://www.delish.com/kitchen-tools/a36167100/history-of-tequila/ https://www.delish.com/cooking/news/a38585/waiter-theres-no-worm-in-my-tequila/ https://www.liquor.com/articles/history-of-tequila/ https://moneyinc.com/history-of-milagro-tequila/ https://www.delightedcooking.com/which-country-consumes-the-most-tequila.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tequila https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tequila,_Jalisco#The_town_and_the_beverage https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_S%C3%A1nchez_de_Tagle,_1st_Marquis_of_Altamira     

Aug 2

31 min 7 sec

Today's episode focuses on the impressive launch and impressive failure of Zima. We discuss the marketing, the market, the 90s trends, and how long Zima hung around on shelves around the world. Sources for today's episode can be found in the following locations: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/76438/zomething-different-zima-story  https://slate.com/human-interest/2008/11/the-long-slow-torturous-death-of-zima.html  https://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/bringbackzima/  http://ndsn.org/march95/zima.html  https://www.bevsource.com/news/fascinating-world-flavored-malt-beverages  https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/what-is-crystal-pepsi  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zima_(drink) 

Jul 26

29 min 24 sec

Today's episode explores the history of Mezcal. Where it comes from, it's alcohol parentage and grand-parentage, and how it was shaped by the Colonial period. Sources for today's episode can be found in the following locations https://vinepair.com/articles/different-types-mezcal-explained/ https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/12-things-you-didnt-know-about-tequila/  https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/differences-between-tequila-mezcal  https://www.statista.com/topics/5451/mezcal/#:~:text=In%20Mexico%2C%20mezcal%20is%20considered,than%20it%20is%20among%20women.  https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-tequila-effect.html  https://opuntiads.com/oblog/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Agave-Ancient-History.pdf  https://www.thedailymeal.com/history-mezcal https://thekneadfeed.com/mezcal-traditions/ https://www.mezcaleria.de/en/history https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/differences-between-tequila-mezcal  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tequila#Production  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezcal  https://www.americanbourbonassociation.com/what-bourbon    

Jul 19

29 min 49 sec

This episode is about the strange history of Soviet Champagne. If you liked this episode, consider checking out some of our other episodes and subscribing. Please also check out the resources that we used to make it:  https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/champagne-in-soviet-union  https://vinepair.com/articles/stalin-soviet-champagne/  https://wineaswas.com/2014/08/26/sovetskoye-shampanskoye-stalins-plebeian-luxury/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovetskoye_Shampanskoye  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_the_Great#Great_Northern_War 

Jul 5

23 min 15 sec

On today's show we explore the cocktail recipe itself! When was a cocktail defined? When did we start writing them down? When did we start publishing and standardizing them? Find out this and more. Sources for today's episode can be found in the following locations: https://food52.com/blog/13884-the-history-of-the-first-cocktail-how-to-make-it-a-little-less-old-fashioned    https://trulyexperiences.com/blog/21-obscure-cocktails/  https://www.beeradvocate.com/archived-articles/304/  https://www.oldest.org/food/alcoholic-beverages/  https://www.history.com/news/oldest-beer-ancient-brewery-invention  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352409X18303468  https://www.liquor.com/recipes/sazerac/ https://www.usbg.org/connect/browse/blogs/blogviewer?BlogKey=33d2cb8c-be51-4deb-b591-2cfa25725496%2F  https://www.abebooks.com/books/rarebooks/vintage-cocktail-books/affordable-reprints.shtml https://mixology.eu/en/lheure-du-cocktail-blends-book/ https://www.diffordsguide.com/encyclopedia/1070/books/vintage-cocktail-books-a-timeline https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_beer  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Craddock 

Jun 21

34 min 52 sec

This episode is about the history of the gay bar. If you liked this episode consider checking out the resources we used to make it: https://www.history.com/topics/gay-rights/the-stonewall-riots  https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/stonewall-why-did-mafia-own-bar/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots  https://archive.curbed.com/2016/6/17/11963066/gay-bar-history-stonewall-pulse-lgbtq  https://www.provi.com/blog/editorial/gay-bar-a-historical-battleground-lgbtq-right  https://www.nglcc.org/blog/lgbt-history-lavender-scare  https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/decriminalization-sodomy-united-states/2014-11 https://www.nyclgbtsites.org/site/the-slide/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_homosexuality  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_the_United_States  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodomy_law#Criminalization  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodomy_laws_in_the_United_States  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vere_Street_Coterie 

Jun 15

42 min 47 sec

This week's episode explores the sourcing, history, and modern influences of cognac. Tax law, Napoleon, jazz, and hip hop all make their appearance as we trace the outline of the fascinating story of this iconic beverage. Sources for this episode can be found in the following locations: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jun/12/empire-of-drinks-waterloo-anniversary-napoleon-brandy-nelson-rum https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/12/cognac-in-african-american-culture-the-long-history-of-black-consumption-of-the-french-spirit.html https://thebrandybar.com/brandy-history/ https://www.whiskyadvocate.com/whisky-lovers-guide-to-cognac/ https://medium.com/the-coil/liquor-of-the-gods-an-excerpt-from-a-bite-sized-history-of-france-stephane-henaut-jeni-mitchell-1783b2ee4862 https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-napoleon-cognac-became-the-worlds-first-celebrity-spirit  https://www.courvoisier.com/us/history/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/cognac https://cassiuslife.com/5531/brief-history-cognac/ https://www.intowine.com/what-cognac-history-most-famous-french-brandy https://www.thespruceeats.com/all-about-brandy-760698 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courvoisier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandy 

Jun 7

37 min 46 sec

The history of hops culitvation and the "creation" of the infamous Citra hop. If you like this episode, check out the resources we used to make it:  http://www.breweryhistory.com/journal/archive/121/bh-121-094.htm https://www.britishhops.org.uk/hops/history/  https://bsgcraftbrewing.com/Resources%5CCraftBrewing%5CPDFs%5CAgricultural_Reports_and_Papers/TheBreeding_Varieties.pdf  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/search-great-american-beer-180951966/  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/science-and-history-hops-180960846/ https://brooklynbrewshop.com/blogs/themash/hop-of-the-month-citra  https://vinepair.com/articles/citra-hop-ipa-beer/  https://beermaverick.com/the-complete-history-of-the-citra-hop/  https://www.seriouseats.com/different-types-of-hops  http://zythophile.co.uk/2009/11/20/a-short-history-of-hops/ 

Jun 1

29 min 9 sec

The history of how moonshine created NASCAR. If you like this episode consider checking out the awesome resources we used to make it:  https://www.belleislecraftspirits.com/story/history-moonshine-united-states#:~:text=The%20term%20%E2%80%9Cmoonshine%E2%80%9D%20comes%20from,shortly%20after%20the%20American%20Revolution. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/71993/brief-history-moonshine https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=Moonshiner https://www.history.com/news/how-prohibition-gave-birth-to-nascar https://prohibition.themobmuseum.org/the-history/prohibition-potpourri/nascar-and-prohibition/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-moonshine-bootlegging-gave-rise-nascar-180962014/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonshine#History

May 24

30 min 52 sec

Following up a little on last week's discussion of Japanese Oak, we discuss the hows and whys of Japanese whisky. When did Japan start producing whisky? Who started it? Why is it so often compared to Scotch? How did it get so popular? Does it have a secret? Find out the answers to these and more on today's Tipsy Timeline! Sources for today's episode can be found in the following locations: https://www.whiskyshop.com/blog/a-brief-history-of-japanese-whisky https://www.angelsenvy.com/guide/whiskey-history/whiskey-history-the-story-of-japanese-whisky/  https://www.britannica.com/event/Tokugawa-period  https://www.thejapanesebar.com/spirits-whisky-shochu/whisky/whisky-education/japanese-whisky-history/  https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/history-japanese-whisky/  https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/opening-to-japan   https://chilledmagazine.com/masataka-taketsuru-japanese-whisky  https://www.nomunication.jp/2018/07/03/masataka-taketsuru-journey-to-nikka-whisky/  https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/how-did-the-japanese-become-so-obsessed-with-whisky/  https://vinepair.com/articles/japan-whisky-superpower/  https://www.vogue.com/article/how-japanese-whisky-became-the-worlds-best  https://distiller.com/articles/world-hooked-japanese-whisky  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_whisky   

May 17

27 min 55 sec

The history of the Japanese whisky barrel and post-war economic policy that paved the way for the explosion in Japanese whisky popularity. Check out these awesome resources we used to make the episode:  https://vinepair.com/articles/mizunara-oak-barrels/  https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/japan-reconstruction  https://dekanta.com/wonders-japanese-mizunara-oak/  https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/26/what-is-japanese-mizunara-oak-worth-it/  https://academy.paulmueller.com/wine-barrel-costs-oak-vs-stainless-steel https://www.vogue.com/article/how-japanese-whisky-became-the-worlds-best  https://flaviar.com/blog/japanese-whisky-facts/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_economic_miracle 

May 11

31 min 6 sec

This episode picks up where we left in Part 1! Picking up in prohibition, we talk about how wineries survived, where it started to get used, and some of the less savory tactics employed. When did California wine become good? When did it become popular? How did all that even happen? Sources for today's episode can be found in the following locations: https://www.cawineclub.com/blog/wineries-that-survived-prohibition-by-making-sacramental-wines/ https://www.decanter.com/learn/california-and-prohibition-419995/ https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/05/24/479163882/the-judgment-of-paris-the-blind-taste-test-that-decanted-the-wine-world https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-02-28-tm-37-story.html https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/turns-out-that-homemade-wine-in-prohibition-wasnt-legal/ https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2020/03/wine-press-california-wineries-that-survived-prohibition-100-years-ago-tasting-notes-photo-gallery.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgment_of_Paris_(wine)    

Apr 26

31 min 29 sec

This is the first of two episodes exploring the history of California wines. If you like this episode consider checking out the resources we used to make it: https://theconversation.com/a-brief-history-of-american-winemaking-97150#:~:text=The%20American%20love%20affair%20with,wineries%20are%20based%20in%20California.      https://newyorkwineevents.com/california-the-perfect-climate-for-growing-grapes/#:~:text=Cooler%20climates%20tend%20to%20have,in%20regards%20to%20the%20rainfall. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/ca/intro.htm#:~:text=Spanish%20colonization%20of%20%22Alta%20California,Coast%2C%20was%20established%20in%201769. https://www.cawineclub.com/blog/wineries-that-survived-prohibition-by-making-sacramental-wines/#:~:text=On%20January%2017th%2C%201920%20the,end%2C%20just%2040%20remained%20active.  https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/news/short-history-wine-making-california/ https://www.winecountry.com/blog/california-wine-facts/  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212977414000040 https://www.worldwidewinetours.com/california/california-wine/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_California_wine

Apr 12

34 min 1 sec

The history of the world's most dangerous brewery. If you like this episode, consider checking out the resources we used to make it:  http://zythophile.co.uk/2020/10/29/the-most-dangerous-brewery-in-the-world/ https://sa.rochester.edu/jur/issues/fall2009spring2010/hamlin_his.pdf  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-india-pale-ale-got-its-name-180954891/  https://ohsonline.com/Articles/2020/01/09/Six-Common-OSHA-Violations-in-the-Beer-Brewing-Industry.aspx?admgarea=news&m=1&Page=2  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahui_people  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radcliffe_Line 

Apr 8

32 min 21 sec

This week we dig into why Scotch has sigh a high mind-share in western culture and why it's considered higher quality than other whiskeys. How this coordinated act of advertising shaped the way we perceive things even today. Sources for today's episode can be found in the following locations https://vinepair.com/articles/scotch-whisky-history-prohibition/   https://vinepair.com/articles/violators-prohibition-serve-full-sentence-post-repeal/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City_Conference  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-20946411  https://www.prukbeat.com/articles/how-blended-scotch-whisky-conquered-the-world  https://gearmoose.com/scotch-vs-irish-whiskey/  https://www.thescotchadvocate.com/history.html

Mar 28

28 min 6 sec

The history of how Pepsi bartering with the USSR created a Naval power. If you liked this episode consider checking out the resources we used to make it: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/soviet-union-pepsi-ships  https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48343589  https://www.businessinsider.com/how-pepsi-briefly-became-the-6th-largest-military-in-the-world-2018-7  https://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/18/world/moscow-journal-raise-a-glass-to-the-effervescent-view-of-russia.html  https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/pepsi-navy-when-the-soviets-traded-warships-for-soft-drinks/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikita_Khrushchev 

Mar 23

34 min 55 sec

The origins and rise of the martini cocktail. If you like what you hear in this podcast, check out the resources used to make it:  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nobody-sure-why-they-call-it-martini-180963715/  https://www.10best.com/interests/food-culture/the-history-of-the-martini-is-colored-by-war-murder-and-class-warfare/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/taxnotes/2021/01/21/a-cultural-tax-history-of-the-three-martini-lunch/?sh=1b4db2e3f0d7 https://ediblesanfrancisco.com/cocktail-culture/history-martini/ https://food52.com/blog/10396-the-history-of-the-martini  https://www.thespruceeats.com/all-about-vermouth-760251 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-martini_lunch        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vodka_martini  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martini_(cocktail)#Origins_and_mixology

Mar 13

38 min 17 sec

How did the modern wine bottle evolve, and why do we have several standard shapes? Find out the history of the modern wine bottle and how it evolved with the time and technology of the age. Sources for the episode can be found at the following locations https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/why-wine-bottles-come-in-different-shapes/  https://www.bordeaux.com/us/Bordeaux-Magazine-US/Journal/Education/The-History-Art-and-Science-of-the-Wine-Bottle  https://www.thewineandmore.com/stories/history-wine-bottle/  https://unbound.com/books/empire-of-booze/excerpt  http://thedabbler.co.uk/2013/09/sir-kenelm-digby-the-man-who-made-wine-possible/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenelm_Digby 

Mar 8

29 min 58 sec

This week we dig into the interesting connections between monasteries and beer brewing. Throughout history, monasteries played an important role in beer brewing. We discuss things like water quality, literacy, and quality control. Sources for today's episode can be found at the following locations https://medium.com/a-brief-history-of-things/how-monks-perfected-beer-5cf78fc66022 https://beerandbrewing.com/dictionary/HylpeImJ4Z/ https://www.craftbeer.com/styles/german-style-doppelbock https://www.foodandwine.com/drinks/5-beers-made-real-monks https://www.foodandwine.com/drinks/legend-first-pope-approved-beer  http://www.backtoschoolbrewing.com/blog/2020/5/16/falling-into-la-trappe-the-lowdown-on-trappist-beer-and-abbey-ales https://www.praguebeergarden.com/news/post/history-of-monastic-breweries-prague#:~:text=Monasteries%20started%20brewing%20beer%20as,visitors%20with%20food%20and%20drink. https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/13-things-you-didnt-know-about-belgian-beer/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_of_Soissons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent#Origin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cistercians        

Feb 28

36 min 34 sec

Today's story is about British colonists living in the newest Georgia colony and how beer very literally saved their lives. If you like what you heard, consider checking out the resources that we used to make this episode: https://www.gpb.org/news/2018/03/08/brief-history-of-alcohol-and-the-lack-thereof-in-georgia  https://www.gpb.org/sites/default/files/2020-06/gpb_textbook_unit_3_final.pdf  https://suwaneemagazine.com/whats-brewing-3/  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4265100/  https://www.savannahmagazine.com/rule-of-law/  https://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/catholic-church  https://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/slavery-colonial-georgia 

Feb 22

33 min 27 sec

A rundown of the historical role of taverns in early America. Their use in private affairs, public jails, and legal affairs, public meeting houses, and even jails! Sources for today's story can be found in the following locations: https://greendragontavernca.com/about/original-green-dragon-tavern/ https://ushistoryscene.com/article/american-drinking/ http://www.history.com/news/the-real-life-haunts-of-the-sons-of-liberty https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/blog/the-first-congress-meets-in-philadelphia https://warontherocks.com/2015/04/the-colonial-tavern-crucible-of-the-american-revolution/ https://ushistoryscene.com/article/american-drinking/ https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1026&context=ghj https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taverns_in_North_America https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Dragon_Tavern

Feb 15

32 min 47 sec

When you think of the Caribbean, what comes to mind? Probably sandy beaches, beautiful weather, crystal clear waters, and of course a rich beer making history. Wait, what was that last one? Join us as we travel to the small island nation of Jamaica as we explore the beer heritage that history almost forgot. These are the resources that we used to make the episode: http://zythophile.co.uk/2020/12/22/the-forgotten-love-of-rural-jamaicans-for-draught-porter/  https://jis.gov.jm/information/jamaican-history/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_of_Jamaica#English_conquest  https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/gned1478/chapter/red-stripe/  https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/drone/8-in-the-air/brewing-history-and-craft-beers-in-galena/526-51f46f30-97a9-4fed-8964-13327d643ad1

Feb 9

32 min 38 sec

A history of the creation of rum, and its story in the new world (well, mostly new). Sources for this week's episode can be found in the following locations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rum#Ageing_and_blending https://www.britannica.com/topic/rum-liquor http://www.ministryofrum.com/article_age_matters.php  https://www.margaritavillecargo.com/blog/light-or-dark-whats-difference-rum https://thecraftycask.com/spirits-liqueurs/history-rum/ 

Feb 2

31 min 13 sec

The history of Cuban bartending and cocktail culture. If you like what you heard, consider checking out today's resources:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cuban_Bartenders%27_Club https://punchdrink.com/articles/cuban-cocktails-history-and-recipes-little-known-contributions-to-cocktail-culture/ https://www.cocktailsforyou.net/single-post/the-cocktail-history-of-cuba https://www.diffordsguide.com/encyclopedia/360/people/the-american-bartender-invasion-of-1920s-cuba https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/dining/blacktail-bar-manhattan-cuba-prohibition.html https://oklahoman.com/article/5632566/prohibition-is-over-but-cubas-elegant-cocktail-culture-lives-on https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a52223/cuban-rum-guide/ https://asocialnomad.com/cuba/cuban-cocktails/#Cuban_mojito_history 

Jan 19

30 min 48 sec

This is one our more straight-forward episodes. It's a history of toasting. How and why it started including nomenclature and how it evolved. Sources used for this episode can be found in the following locations: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2014/12/26/drinking-alcohol-culture/  https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/toasting-drinking-toast-bread-origin  http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/05/the-origin-of-toasting-drinks/ https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/articles/the-history-of-toasting  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toast_(honor)   

Jan 4

27 min 33 sec

The history of Canadian (née French) male-only holiday party, the Levée, how it translated in the New World, and how some World War II innovation gave us a better party and a better drink. Moose Milk remains a holiday tradition, and we'll find out why. Sources for the episode can be found in the following locations: https://www.manitobalg.ca/history/new-years-day-levee-history/ http://www.shooterswoodfiregrill.com/blog/2014/06/the-history-of-moose-milk/  https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-moose-milk-canadian-holiday-cocktail  https://imbibemagazine.com/recipe/canadian-moose-milk-recipe/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose_Milk_(cocktail) 

Dec 2020

27 min 16 sec

We discuss the transition and new career of one of America's foremost patriots: George Washington. We discuss his move into whiskey, along with the decline of that historical distillery. Sources for today's episode can be found in the following places: https://www.mountvernon.org/the-estate-gardens/distillery/  https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/04/ten-of-the-worlds-oldest-distilleries/4/  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/george-washington-whiskey-businessman-180951364/ https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/upshot/george-washington-the-whiskey-baron-of-mount-vernon.html  https://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/george-washington 

Dec 2020

28 min 59 sec

This week we discuss the Vodka origination stories from both Russia and Poland, looking at the differences and enjoying how two-sided history can be. Sources for this week's episode can be found at the following locations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vodka http://www.beabetterbartender.com/drinkable-histories-vodka-read-drink-and-be-inspired/?v=7516fd43adaa https://www.britannica.com/topic/vodka https://vocal.media/proof/the-history-of-vodka

Nov 2020

35 min 37 sec

his episode is about the history of beer drinking vessels. If you like this episode please consider checking out our Patreon (tipsytimeline.com/support) to help us keep making episodes. And also, check out the resources that we used to make this episode: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-09-24/so-long-shaker-pint-the-rise-and-fall-of-america-s-awful-beer-glass http://zythophile.co.uk/2015/03/28/more-notes-towards-a-history-of-the-beer-mug/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pint_glass https://germanculture.com.ua/german-facts/history-of-german-beer-steins/  https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/jun/13/history-of-the-british-beer-glass  https://www.thebostonshaker.com/learn/what-is-a-boston-shaker/ https://zythophile.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/mr-xxx-small.jpg

Nov 2020

29 min 31 sec

This week we dig into what makes witches tick. We trace some history to find out where the common iconography of witches and witchcraft come from. The answer is basically beer, publick houses, and one heck of a PR war. Sources for today's episode come from the following sites: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/women-making-beer https://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/the-dark-history-of-women-witches-and-beer http://www.alltheswirl.com/blog/5ayax6j7b7nje35lr4lk48fj3cwlz3

Oct 2020

26 min 59 sec

The history of fat washed cocktails. If you liked this episode, consider checking out the resources we used to make it:  https://punchdrink.com/articles/this-is-how-fat-washing-happened-pdt-speakeasy-bar-nyc/ https://drinks.seriouseats.com/2014/04/science-fat-washing-spirits-cocktails-how-fatwashing-works.html https://kateobrienwellness.com/blog/enfleurage  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enfleurage  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfume#History https://en.wik

Oct 2020

26 min 17 sec

This week we discuss a nasty rumor spread about Corona and how its employees find relief, specifically into the beer! Is it true? No, of course not, but the tale is worth your time. Today's sources for the story can be found in the following locations:  https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/when-heineken-convinced-beer-drinkers-corona-was-actually-urine   https://legendsofbeer.wordpress.com/2008/12/16/12-most-common-beer-myths-exploded/   https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/urine-in-corona-beer/   https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Article/2020/08/17/Impact-of-coronavirus-on-Corona-beer   https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/business/coronavirus-corona-beer.html   https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cornavirus-corona-beer-they-have-nothing-to-do-with-each-other/ 

Oct 2020

26 min 47 sec

This episode is about the invention and popularization of Scottish whisky – colloquially referred to as Scotch. If you enjoy this episode, consider checking out the resources we used to make it:  https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/Uisge-Beatha/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whisky#History https://bespokeunit.com/whisky/history/ https://vinepair.com/articles/best-single-malt-scotch-history/ https://www.whiskyinvestdirect.com/about-whisky/history-scotch-whisky https://www.thescotchadvocate.com/history.html https://flaviar.com/blog/scotch-history-milestones https://www.malts.com/en-gb/whisky-guide/the-history https://www.scotch-whisky.org.uk/discover/story-of-scotch/ 

Sep 2020

33 min 52 sec

We discuss how the Black Death caused massive population decline and its impact on workers rights, income, and free time. We discuss how these enterprising people turned this unprecedented disaster into a hallmark of English culture: pubs! Sources for this week's episode can be found at the following locations: https://www.foodandwine.com/news/plague-wine-windows-italy   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death  https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/beer-cider/8-surprising-things-you-didnt-know-about-beer-20171113-gzkpn1   http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plague.htm   https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-the-oldest-pub 

Sep 2020

24 min 17 sec

This episode is about the birth of the pilsner beer style. If you liked this episode, check out the resources we used to make it: https://www.thespruceeats.com/history-of-pilsner-353306  https://www.morebeer.com/articles/Pilsner_Urquell https://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/pilsner-beer-that-conquered-the-world https://theconversation.com/why-bland-american-beer-is-here-to-stay-91737 https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2018/10/17/beer-consumption-these-americas-26-top-selling-beers/38104743/  https://www.tasteatlas.com/most-popular-beer-styles-in-the-world

Sep 2020

30 min 19 sec

We discuss the historical difference between beer and ale, and why exactly it even differs in the first place. Then of course along the way we discuss the myth that King Henry VIII banned hops. There's a kernel of truth here, but it's largely misunderstood by modern standards. Sources for this week's story can be found below https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/difference-between-lager-vs-ale http://zythophile.co.uk/false-ale-quotes/myth-two-hops-were-forbidden-by-henry-vi/  http://www.breweryhistory.com/journal/archive/144/BeerAle.pdf  https://tudortimes.co.uk/daily-life/ale-and-beer   http://zythophile.co.uk/2009/12/14/the-long-battle-between-ale-and-beer/ 

Sep 2020

28 min 38 sec

This episode is about the history of “raw beers” and the trials and tribulations of making beer in the time beer before boiled water. If you liked this episode, take a look at the resources we used to build the episode: http://www.garshol.priv.no/blog/331.html http://www.garshol.priv.no/blog/361.html  https://www.brewingnordic.com/farmhouse-ales/ancient-homebrew-sahti/ https://www.brewingnordic.com/farmhouse-ales/history-farmhouse-ales/  http://zythophile.co.uk/2009/11/20/a-short-history-of-hops/  https://www.booniehicks.com/evolution-of-cookware/ 

Aug 2020

36 min 48 sec

We discuss Russia's prohibition and it's long-reaching impacts on several chapters of Russian history including World War I, World War II, the Bolshevik Revolution, and even the Soviet Union. It turns out this was a hot subject for a long period of modern Russian history. Sources for this week's episode can be found at the following sites: https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/nov-7-1917-russian-government-overthrown-in-bolshevik-revolution/  https://www.rbth.com/opinion/2014/08/15/sobering_effect_what_happened_when_russia_banned_booze_39045.html https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-65361-7_12 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/av497e/soviet-prohibition-and-the-taste-of-perfume-1205 https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/09/how-alcohol-conquered-russia/279965/ https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58256/58256-h/58256-h.htm  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition_in_the_Russian_Empire_and_the_Soviet_Union   

Aug 2020

29 min 17 sec