Tag: Centuries

Alcohol in the 18th Century: European Expansion

Important events impacted alcohol in the 18th century. European countries expanded their activities establishing colonies around the world during this period. In addition, there were major scientific discoveries, political revolutions, and social developments. Alcohol in the 18th Century The use of alcohol in Europe as a medicine was very high throughout the century.1 Alcoholic beverages …

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History of Beer in the 19th Century: Timeline

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The history of beer in the 19th century was one of innovation. The introduction of thermometers and hydrometers led to major improvements in the brewing process. The modern era of brewing began in the late 1800’s with commercial refrigeration, automatic bottling, pasteurization, and railroad distribution. 1805 Hops first cultivated in Australia. 1810 • Munich established …

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History of Beer in the 15th Century: Timeline

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The history of beer in the 15th century was a period of slow change. But there were efforts to ensure the quality of beer and ale. 15th Century •Mothers brewed ale for their children. •Commercial breweries were established in Switzerland. 1420 German brewers developed the lager method of brewing. Germans liked cold temperature lagers (bottom-fermented). …

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Wine in the 20th Century

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Wine in the 20th century underwent many changes. Therefore, the century is divided into three sections. 1900-1940s. 1940s-1980s. 1980s-Present.   I. Wine in the 20th Century: 1900 to 1940s Early 20th Century The most popular wine in the U.S. in volume purchased was Virginia Dare. It was produced in North Carolina. Both the whites and …

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Wine in the 18th Century

wine in the 18th century

The period of 1700 t0 1799 was one of enlightenment. Technology advanced  and political ideals were popular. Wine in the 18th century reflected societal changes. Important for wine were both technological and social revolutions. Wine During the Eighteenth Century • Winemaking began in Australia (New South Wales) in the late part of the century.1 • …

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Wine in the 19th Century

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Industrialization grew quickly during the century but had little direct impact on wine. It was nature that had the big impact through the spread of Phylloxera. That’s an insect that kills grape vines. Most of Europe’s vineyards were destroyed or badly damaged. The future of wine in the 19th century looked bleak. Then an obscure …

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