Tag: Centuries

Liquor in the 20th Century: History of Distilled Spirits Timeline

Liquor in the 20th century underwent major challenges. The biggest was prohibition. During the early 20th century some countries established, and later repealed, prohibition. They included Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States. Referenda to establish prohibition failed in Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden.1 Liquor in the 20th Century & Beyond by Date …

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Alcohol During the Renaissance: 15th & 16th Centuries

The consumption of alcohol during the Renaissance could be moderate to heavy. However, drunkenness was a sin. The Renaissance (‘rebirth’ or ‘revival’) refers to the period from about 1300 to about 1600. During that time there was a revival of knowledge, art, architecture and science. It began in Italy and spread throughout the rest of …

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Alcohol in the 17th Century: Age of Discovery

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Alcohol in the 17th century experienced change. It was the Age of Discovery. European countries were rapidly expanding their exploration of the world. They made not only geographic discoveries, but material discoveries as well. Alcohol in the 17th Century From the end of the sixteenth century, distilled drinks existed throughout the West.’1 The Dutch came …

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