Alcohol in the 19th Century: Emergence of Temperance & other Major Events

Alcohol in the 19th century is largely the story of emerging temperance sentiment.

Temperance thought began emerging during the 1800s. Following the Revolutionary War, the rapidly growing industrialization, urbanization and social change caused serious problems. Alcohol and temperance became the focal point of a cultural war between different life styles and values. There was small town versus cities.’Old Americans’ versus immigrants. The agricultural South versus the industrializing Northeast. Protestantism versus Catholicism and Judaism, and so on.

With the breakdown of social norms that discouraging alcohol abuse, heavy drinking became much more common. It caused numerous problems. And increasingly, people considered it the primary cause of societal changes and problems. Instead of largely the result of them.

Drinking excessively was generally not a problem on a farm. But it was for factory workers. They followed the clock rather the level of sunlight or the seasonal needs of agriculture. Employers wanted reliable and sober workers. They should come to work on time and avoid injury.

Protestant churches began to view the substance of alcohol itself as evil. They considered its consumption, even in moderation, as a sin. There was also a growing women’s movement. It stressed the protection of domestic life from partner violence, child neglect, and lost wages. The two movements merged into into a religious and moral crusade. It was the temperance movement. And it grew powerful over time. This would be the major event of alcohol in the 19th century.

Alcohol in the 19th Century

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Jean Antoine Chaptal

  • Early in the 1800s, French chemist Jean-Autoine Chaptal recommended adding sugar to the must before or during fermentation. This increases the alcohol content without affecting the taste of the resulting wine. The process, which is legal in France, is Chaptalization1
  • People had accepted drunkenness as part of life in the eighteenth century.2   But the nineteenth century brought a change in attitudes as a result of increasing industrialization. This created the need for a reliable and punctual work force.3   Employers wanted self-discipline instead of self-expression. They wanted task orientation in place of relaxed conviviality. Drunkenness was a threat to industrial efficiency and growth.
           Spirits Popular
  • In Australia, spirits drinking dominated the colonial period in the absence of a native brewing or distilling industry. There were also technical difficulties in importing any alcohol other than spirits. A local brewing industry developed and there were improvements in the transportation of beer. This led to the transition from a spirits-drinking to a beer-drinking culture in the late 1800s.4
  • In the early nineteenth century the consumption of spirits dominated drinking in the U.S.5
  • The continuous still made the distilling process cheaper and easier to control.6
  • ‘The mid-1800s witnessed the birth of the first temperance movement in Poland. Polish temperance combined religion and national character.7
  • “Until the mid-nineteenth century, virtually all sparkling wine was sweet.'”8
  • People blamed alcohol for problems caused by industrialization and rapid urbanization. Thus, they blamed it for problems such as urban crime, poverty and high infant mortality rates. However, gross overcrowding and unemployment contributed greatly to these problems.9
  • People also blamed alcohol for more and more personal, social and religious/moral problems. And not only was it enough to prevent drunkenness; any consumption of alcohol was unacceptable. Groups that began by promoting temperance – the moderate use of alcorhol – became abolitionist. They demanded the complete and total prohibition of the production and distribution of beverage alcohol.10
  • Until the 1870s schnaps, a distilled spirit, was a part of wages in Denmark.11
  • In the 1890, the movement for the independence of India began. It combined nationalism with prohibition goals.12
  • In the 1890s, an influential temperance movement developed in Iceland.13

Alcohol in the 19th Century by Year

1803

By 1803, it appears that people were making cocktails. The first published reference to the cocktail appeared in the Farmer’s Cabinet (Amherst, NH, April 28, 1803). The first published definition appeared in The Balance and Columbian Repository of 1806.  It was “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters.'” 14

1804

  • As early as 1804, temperance organizations began in the Netherlands.15
  • British physician Thomas Trotter suggested that chronic drunkenness was a disease.16

1805

  • alcohol in the 19th centuryAbsinthe came into France and became very popular for many decades.17 Subsequently, absinthe existed wherever there was French Culture (New Orleans, the French colonies, and so on).18
  • “Hops first had been cultivated in the colony [Australia] by James Squire, an emancipated convict, in 1805….'”19

1810

  • Oktoberfest established in Munich as an annual event.20
  • The six main whiskey-producing states together distilled twice as many gallons annually as there were people in the US. Ten years later, consumption was more than five gallons per capita per year.21

1811

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Growers in Canada planted the first vineyard in the country..22

1815

New Zealanders built their first commercial winery.23

1817

The Ashante (who lived in Ghana) produced substantial quantities of palm wine.24

Post-1818

Temperance societies formed in a number of countries.

  • Sweden (1819)
  • United States  (1826)
  • Germany (1830)
  • Italy (1830)
  • England (1831)
  • Scotland (1831)
  • Australia (1832)
  • India (1835)
  • New Zealand (1836)
  • South Africa (1838)
  • Denmark (1840)
  • Norway (1840)
  • Bermuda (1841)
  • Jamaica (1841)
  • The Netherlands (1842)
  • Poland (1844)
  • Hawaii (1847)
  • Finland (1883)
  • Japan (1909)

In 1837 a temperance society formed in France . However, it made little progress. This was apparently because the French saw inebriation as a problem caused by Protestantism.25

1820s

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    By the 1820s, the Australian state of New South Wales was also producing excellent wine. Some won silver (1822) and gold (1828) medals at the Royal Society of Art in London.26

  • Growers in Tasmania planted grape vines early in the 1820s.27

1825

Sparkling wine production, which continues, began in Slovakia.28

Cir. 1830

Growers in Western Australia planted grape vines.29

1830

  • The 1830 Beer Act allowed any ratepayer to buy a licence to brew and sell beer in England.
  • The revolution of 1830 in France caused a reduction in the demand for wine and its price.30

Abraham Lincoln, who would later become President of the U.S., held a liquor license (1833) and operated several taverns.31

1833

  • The Guinness brewery had grown to become the largest in Ireland.32
  • South African vineyards experienced economic difficulties after England passed the Slavery Abolition Act.33

1838

  • Spirits consumption in England was 0.53 gallons per capita. In Ireland it was 1.32 gallons. Scotland’s was 2.46. And in Australia it was 5.02.34
  • Maine passed its Fifteen Gallon Law. It was to reduce the availability of distilled spirits by making that the minimum legal purchase quantity.35

1840s

  • Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati made the first successfully produced commercial wine in the U.S. He used Catawba grapes.36
  • New Zealand began producing wines.37

1840

Before the arrival of Europeans in New Zealand in 1840, the indigenous Maori had no alcoholic beverages of any form.38

1842

A Bavarian brewmaster named Josef Groll created the first pilsner. He did so in the Czech city of Plzen.39

1848

  • A rabbi founded the first winery in Israel in modern times.40
  • An English merchant ordered some Champagne without sugar added. It was the first truly dry or brut Champagne. The curiosity proved to be popular with customers.41
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Magnus Huss

1849

Swedish physician Magnus Huss coined the term “alcoholism” and described what he considered to be the disease of Alcoholismus chronicus.42

1850

  • Local regulation of liquor sales and consumption began in Sweden, followed by national action in1855.43
  • Dr. Johann Siegert began exporting bitters from Angostura, Venezuela.44
  • Distillers in London formulated dry gin.45

1851-1900

“The latter half of the nineteenth century became the golden age of the saloon.”46

1852

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Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony and Mary C. Vaughn founded the Woman’s New York State Temperance Society. They were former Daughters of Temperance members. However, the Sons of Temperance did not grant them permission to speak at its convention in Albany. The reason was their gender.47 

1853

United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) formed in 1853 ‘to outlaw all trading in intoxicating drinks.’48

1855

Napoleon requested the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux wines. The Chamber of Commerce participated. It asked wine dealers to compile a list of the best producers of wine.  They did this solely based on the prices of the wines.49

1856

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Louis Pasteur

Funded by a distiller, Louis Pasteur investigated the process of fermentation. He isolated yeast, a major discovery in the field of alcohol production.50

1860s

Growers in Queensland planted grape vines.51

1860

  • Irish distillers began to blend whiskey.52
  • M.L. Byrn of New York obtained patent no. 27,615  for a corkscrew.53
  • There were 1,138 legal stills operating in the U.S. producing 88 million gallons of distilled spirits per year.54

1861

  • South African wines flourished in the nineteenth century while the country was a British colony. However, sales plummeted and viticulture declined after Britain lowered tariffs on French wine.55
  • The Single Bottle Act of 1861 in Britain allowed retailers to sell wine for consumption ‘off’ the premises.56
  • Burgundy created a wine classification system.57

1863

Phylloxera vastatrix, a grape vine parasite spread from the U.S., where native vines were resistant, to England. From there it spread to Bordeaux two years later and migrated all over Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. In the 1870s it spread across French vineyards at the rate of about 40 miles per year. It devastated wine production. The infestation threatened to destroy the entire European wine industry.58

1864

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Francis E. Anstie

Anstie’s limit (Anstie’s rule or Ansties alcohol limit) refers to the amount of alcohol that Francis E. Anstie, M.D., (1833-1874) believed, on the basis of his research, could be consumed daily with no ill effects. It is 1.5 ounces of pure ethanol, equivalent to two and one-half standard drinks of beer, wine or distilled spirits.59

1865

  • Finland outlawed home production of spirits, prohibited rural sales and limited urban sales.60
  • The Swedish city of Gothenburg awarded a retail spirits license to a single company run as a trust. Five percent of the profit of the trust went to the shareholders with 95% going to the city government. Other cities in Sweden soon adopted the system..61

Post-1865

After the American Civil War (1861-1865) beer replaced whiskey as preferred beverage of working men.62

1869

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Wayne Wheeler

Birth of Wayne Wheeler, who became the de facto leader of the Anti-Saloon League and wielded awesome power. One historian described it in these words. ‘Wayne B. Wheeler controlled six congresses, dictated to two presidents of the United States, directed legislation in most of the States of the Union, picked the candidates for the more important elective and federal offices, held the balance of power in both Republican and Democratic parties, distributed more patronage than any dozen other men, supervised a federal bureau from outside without official authority, and was recognized by friend and foe alike as the most masterful and powerful single individual in the United States. ‘63

  • The Prohibition Party formed in the U.S. It is the oldest ‘third party’ in the US. The Party has nominated a candidate for president of the US in every election since 1872.64

1870s

Wine production became well established in Cape Verde.65

Cir. 1870

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Japanese flag

‘[I]t was not until around 1870 that grapes in Japan were used to make wine, when Hironori Yamada and Norihisa Takuma set up a winemaking enterprise in Kofu, Yamanashi.’66

1870

1872

The UK passed the Licensing Act. It restricted hours of alcohol beverage sale in England and Wales.70

1873

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) formed in Cleveland, Ohio. The correct name is ‘woman’s’ rather than ‘women’s.71

The WCTU’s Department of Scientific Temperance taught as scientifically proved fact that

  • The majority of beer drinkers die from dropsy. (An old term for edema, or swelling of soft tissues due to the accumulation of excess water.)
  • [Alcohol] turns the blood to water.
  • [Referring to invalids.] A man who never drinks liquor will get well, where a drinking man would surely die.72

1873-1874

Dr. Diocletian Lewis, a Boston minister, led the Woman’s Temperance Crusade of 1873-1874.73

1874

Prime Minister Gladstone lost his seat in Parliament when he attempted to restrict gin consumption.74

1875

‘In 1875, French absynthe drinkers downed approximately 185,000 gallons of the stuff; by 1910, that figure had increased to an astonishing 9,500 gallons.’75

Pasteurization of beer occurred years before milk benefitted from the process.76

1876

The first beer pasteurization occurred.77

1870s

By the 1870s, the temperance movement exerted great influence in American life and culture, as this example illustrates.

In the Currier and Ives print of 1848, George Washington bid farewell to his officers. He had a toast in his hand and a supply of liquor on the table.

Currier and Ives print of George Washington toasting

Reflecting the power of the temperance movement, a re-engraved version in 1876 removed all evidence of alcohol. The glass is no longer in Washington’s hand and a hat replaces the liquor supply.

Currier and Ives print of George Washington with alcohol removed78

1878

Downey (as distinct from powdery) mildew appeared in France and began devastating vineyards by killing green parts of the vines.79

1879

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Leslie Keeley

Dr. Leslie Keeley was an American physician. He famously asserted that ‘alcoholism is a disease and I can cure it.’ Keeley started his first ‘bicloride of gold’ treatment center 1n 1879. Then he sold franchises for over 200 centers around the world and died a millionaire. That’s about $25,000,000 in today’s purchasing power. He claimed that 95% of the patients enjoyed a permanent cure. When former patients began drinking again, he insisted that they were cured. He said they simply drank because they chose to do so.80

1880s

  • During the 1880s, a number of U.S. states adopted state-wide prohibition within their borders.81 National Prohibition of Alcohol in the US describes this subject in more detail. Prohibition of alcohol in the 19th century was increasingly occurring.
  • Absinthe became very popular in France in the 1880s when failing grape crops resulted in absinthe becoming cheaper than wine.82
  • ‘[I]n the 1880s, after vine diseases devastated the Peruvian vineyards, production moved south to Chile….’83
  • The Guinness brewery had grown to become the largest in the world.84
  • Halfway through the decade, ‘black rot’ appeared in French vineyards and attacked the leaves, shoots and individual grapes.85

1880

  •  Lorenz Enginger, a German inventer, developed the first beer filter. Then he developed a superior version of his invention in the 1900s.86
  • By 1880, Rioja was enjoying an economic boom. A new railway provided easy transportation and  bodegas were implementing new practices.87

1881

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  • Scientists discovered that French grape vines grafted onto American rootstock resisted the deadly phylloxera parasite. By the end of the century most French vines were growing on American rootstock. Today virtually all vineyards around the world are on American rootstock.88
  • After the French invaded Tunisia, large-scale wine production began.89

1882

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) began a successful campaign, under the direction of Mary H. Hunt. It led to required anti-alcohol education in every state in the U.S. as well as its territories and possessions. This was a major event in the history of alcohol in the 19th century.90 

1883

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In Denmark, Emil Hansen isolated the first single-cell yeast culture. This enabled brewers to select those strains that made good beer and ensured brand consistency by eliminating undesirable yeast strains.91

1885

The production of significant quantities of quality wines began in Argentina. The opening of a railroad linking Mendoza with Buenos Aires made this possible.92

1886

Coca-Cola was a temperance beverage.93

1893

  • The Ohio Anti-Saloon League formed and two years later became the Anti-Saloon League of America.94
  • A group of scholars formed the prestigious Committee of Fifty for the Investigation of the Liquor Problem. A subcommittee, headed by faculty from Harvard and Clark University, found the WCTU’s program of temperance instruction seriously defective. The investigators concluded that “under the name of ‘Scientific Temperance Instruction’ there has been grafted upon the public school system of nearly all our States an educational scheme relating to alcohol which is neither scientific, nor temperate, nor instructive.”95

1894

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New Zealand began approving a series of local-option no-license areas. They placed a number of restrictions on the selling alcohol. For example, sales after 6 P.M. were illegal. This “temporary” restriction lasted until 1967.’96

  • Intoxication was common among unskilled urban laborers in Finland. This led to a prohibition movement.97
  • Seven of the largest wine companies formed the California Wine Association. Over time it produced about 80% of the state’s output.98

1895

  • The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) began a very damaging three year national boycott in the U.S. against root beer. It falsely assumed that the beverage was alcoholic. The WCTU abandoned the boycott in 1898. It was after an independent lab made an analysis. The lab reported that a bottle of root beer had as much alcohol as half a loaf of bread.99
  • Wine fraud had always been a serious problem. In 1895, the American consul in Le Havre sent a report to Washington. Much exported “French wine” had no French grapes.100

 

We’ve seen the story of alcohol in the 19th century. But big events awaited it in the next century. Let’s discover what happened in the Early 20th Century.

 

Popular Resources on Alcohol in the 19th Century

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Gale, G. Dying on the Vine. How Phylloxera Transformed Wine. Berkeley: U California Press, 2011.

Kadel, B. Drink and Culture in Nineteenth Century Ireland. NY: Tauris, 2015.

Lanier, D. Absinthe. The Cocaine of the Nineteenth Century. Jefferson, NC: McFarland,1995.

Loubere, L. The Red and the White. A History of Wine in France and Italy in the 19th Century. Albany: State U New York Press, 1978.

Palagruto, A. How to Get Tipsy in the Victorian Style. Authentic 19th Century Beer, Wine and Cocktail Recipes. Palagruto, 2009.

Sumner, J. Brewing Science, Technology and Print, 1700-1880. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.

Unrau, W. White Man’s Wicked Water. The Alcohol Trade and Prohibition in Indian Country, 1802-1892. Lawrence: U Press of Kansas,1996.

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