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Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Andrew Smith


This volume recounts the individuals, ingredients, corporations, controversies, and myriad events responsible for America’s diverse and complex beverage scene. It revisits the country’s major historical moments and tracks the growth of the American beverage industry throughout the world. Americans have invented, adopted, modified, and commercialized tens of thousands of beverages—whether alcoholic or nonalcoholic, carbonated or caffeinated, warm or frozen, watery or thick, spicy or sweet. These include uncommon cocktails, varieties of coffee and milk, and such iconic creations as Welch’s Grape ... More

Keywords: beverages, beverage ingredients, beverage corporations, American beverage industry, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Chapman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231151177
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Smith, author