Questions tagged [alcohol]

Questions related to the history of any organic compound (often used as a drug or a cleaning or sanitizing solution) in which the hydroxyl function group is bound to a carbon. Most often associated with intoxicating beverages.

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How exactly were beer/bread made in Ancient Egypt?

I'm writing a novel set in large part in Ancient Egypt and am incorporating many tasks of everyday living into the narrative. The one I'm stuck on is the making of bread and beer (which were ...
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What are the per capita alcohol consumption rates of England from 1700 to 1900?

The rates are readily available for the period 1800 onwards but there is some trouble finding equivalent data for the period prior to 1800. Moreover, the data that I have some across so far even for ...
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Why do we clink glasses and say cheers?

Is it true that in Medieval Times kings used to invite other king for a feast and poison other king's drink? this became so prevelant that the guest king would clink his glass with the host king's ...
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Do we know how much alcohol Vikings drank?

We know the drink of choice, at least for early Vikings, was mead. But do we know exactly how much alcohol the Vikings drank? Was there a significant supply of alcohol so that each man could drink as ...