“A History of the World in 6 Glasses” by Tom Standage, he writes about the origins of six beverages: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola. Standage has found innumerable connections and insights into not only the histories of the beverages themselves but also their impacts on the larger human society. Standage divided the book into six periods, which he divides them into different chapters in the book: Beer in Mesopotamia and Egypt; Wine in Greece and Rome; Spirits in the Colonial Period; Coffee in the Age of Reason; Tea and the British Empire; Coca-Cola and the Rise of America. The book History of the World in Six Glasses should be continued to be used in English classes due to the fact that this book contains an abundance of facts that connect to our history and very helpful with expanding our ideas over the topics the author writes about. It will be helpful for all students when writing their essays and gain more knowledge about our history that we should all know.
In John Standage’s book, A History of the World in Six Glasses, the history of the world is told through the history of six beverages; beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca Cola. The effect that each has had on the world is profound and immeasurable, however, of the six beverages, I have found that coffee has played the largest and most significant role in world history.
In Tom Standage’s A History of a World in 6 Glasses(Ch. 1-4) takes on a journey to the past to reveal to us the great roles that beer and wine had on civilization. This book(Ch. 1-4) explores the time of the Stone age to the periods before and after the Roman Empire. This book reveals to us how beer and wine were used for cultural, social, political, and even medical purposes. Finally, Standage shows us how civilizations grew by the spreading of beer and wine, and how the spreading of these drinks spread culture around the world. To Standage beer and wine is a technology that played huge role in the developing and advancing civilization. In the introduction, Standage states that throughout history various drinks have/had such high significance
After reading "A History of the World in Six Glasses" by Tom Standage I found beer the most interesting beverage discussed in his book. I thought it was fascinating how the location and events of the first civilizations played a role in the discover of beer. I was also intrigued by the effects that beer had on the political, economic, and social aspects of these new civilizations.
In Tom Standage’s A History of the World in Six Glasses, the history of the world is written based around six drinks that played a significant role in shaping history and the world as we know it today. Tom Standage is an English author who has written six books and has been published in The New York Times, Wired, and The Daily Telegraph. A History of the World in Six Glasses was Standage’s fourth book, written in 2005. The book is separated into six sections, hence the title “Six Glasses,” each containing a different drink or “Glass” relevant to a certain time period in history. Each drink is still relevant in today 's world therefore allowing the audience to relate back to the earliest of times using drinks that are still a part of our daily lives. By using something so ordinary to teach something as remarkable as the history of our world, Standage displays his creativity as an author through this book.
A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage is not the typical history read that one might expect. To some who find reading history books quite tedious and overwhelming, this book is for you. Standage divides his book into 6 main sections via beverages: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Coffee, Tea and Coca-Cola. These drinks, which all started as a form of medicine, not only have great affects on today’s social culture but have also affected the historical spread of technology, religion, exploration, trade, slavery, and noteworthy worldwide events that changed society. As Standage describes it, Beer was a representation of both liquid wealth and health during the early civilizations in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. In fact, it is estimated that every year, more than 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed all across the world. For many, it is the choice of drink early in the morning before work while for others it is the drink of choice when they want to burn the midnight oil. Well, whatever the case, there are many benefits in drinking coffee and some are quite shocking and unexpected too! 1.
Coffee is a drink made from roasted beans, which are seeds of a cherry-like tree. III. In researching this topic, I have discovered how diverse coffee and its history is. IV. Tonight I will present the history of coffee, the health benefits and risks of drinking coffee, and three common types of coffee drinks.
This drink was one of the starting points where a fare was offered to a god since it was believed to be a gift from the gods. If it was not have thought so, then religious ceremonies would be different because there would be no offerings nor sacrifices. For instance, the religious practice that the Greeks, Aztecs, Romans, and Egyptians did, would have greatly affected their civilizations since it was part of their daily lives. Journal #2.
Unfortunately, coffee didn 't orginate in the Americas. It originated in the Middle East. Also with the Columbian Exchange came the trade of animals. My grandparents run a farm filled with livestock ranging from cattle, pigs, chicken, and sheep. All of these animals come from different parts of the world.
Throughout the history of mankind alcohol has been the right hand of many individuals from emperors to working class. It has won its place in daily lives through meals, medicines, religions, and exchanges. Alcohol has become the “nourishing and intoxicating” aspect of human life. In occasions such as the American Revolution and the Whiskey Rebellion, one drink has come above all to save America that’s whiskey. Its creation led to certain disputes but brought major benefits within the United States.
However, when beer was discovered it became moderately prevalent and a necessity to some degree. It was used in religious formalities as it was thought to be a gift from the Gods. It was used for social collaborations as well. In order to keep up with its high request, hunter-gatherers had to deliberately farm. One of the key reasons for its popularity was its ability to be stored which was Unlike anything they’ve ever seen before as the ability of previous food sources were not up to that level of technologies for the storage of the grain.
When one looks at what the social aspect of culture entails, they will find that it contains a wide range of subjects. One of these subjects that was influenced by Coca-Cola was the U.S. soldiers during World War II and the post-war era. During this time, U.S. soldiers found Coca-Cola to be the “most important icon of the American way of life”. To them, it resembled a sacred time, and reminded them of their homes. During the post-war
It is no exaggeration to say that Starbucks has brought American coffee’s ubiquity and defined the American coffee value. In this case, I will analyse Starbucks’ globalization and how it adapt to other areas as a model of American coffee