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Today's Tipsy Timeline talks about a brand new category for us, starting with its (in)famous parentage: Zima! What was it? Why was it made? Why was it the butt of everyone's jokes? And why may this simply be a colossal marketing fail? Find out the modern story and all-too-relevant lessons of the launch and fall of Zima.
This week we go where too few others have gone before: Mezcal. Take a trip with us to explore the rich heritage of Mezcal. Where does it come from? Is it different than tequila? And what does chewing and spitting have to do with it? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this episode of the Tipsy Timeline!
Much has been said about the Soviet party's rule in Russia - including by us at the Tipsy Timeline. But you know what hasn't been talked about much? Soviet Champagne! In today's Tipsy Timeline, we look at this strange Soviet drink. We take a close inspection of its origins and purpose, its rise, and where it is today. So come join us on the Tipsy Timeline as we continue our explorations of alcohol flavored history. Cheers!
With today's litany of specialty cocktail books and Instagramable recipes, have you ever stopped to consider their origin? When did cocktail recipes standardize and who wrote the first official books? How did this grand tradition start? Today we explore the first cocktail recipes and the origin of the written recipe. Join us on this week's Tipsy Timeline!
Have you ever wondered what the Roman Catholic Church, the American mafia, and the Pride Parade all have in common? Surprisingly, the answer is gay bars. In today's Tipsy Timeline we take the opportunity to explore the interesting and often depressing historical events that necessitated the need for a gay specific bars throughout history.
This week's episode enjoys a glass of brandy as a warm-up to the main event: cognac! From Napoleon to jazz, cognac has a rich history ready to be distilled for your enjoyment. Wars, exile, expats, music, and a fantastic modern twist. Join us on the journey of Cognac this week on the Tipsy Timeline.
Hops, a foundational ingredient in every beer we drink . From stouts to saisons, hops are in them all - and for good reason. They give the beer character and depth; they give it flavors from lemon to resin. But it wasn't always this way. For a long time beermakers didn't even know there were different hops, much less how to use them. So this is the story of how it all began and the two hop revolutions that changed the world. Welcome to the Tipsy Timeline!
Moonshine, a word that brings to mind certain imagery when you hear it. Is that a banjo I hear? But what do we really know about moonshine anyway? Is it all just overalls and radiator whiskey or is there a broader story? In today's Tipsy Timeline, we talk not just about the history of moonshine, but also the famous sport that it helped to create. How did moonshine create a sport that millions of Americans watch every year? Tune in and find out on the Tipsy Timeline. Cheers!
Following up a little on last week's discussion of Japanese Oak, we discuss the hows and whys of Japanese whisky. When did Japan start producing whisky? Who started it? Why is it so often compared to Scotch? How did it get so popular? Does it have a secret? Find out the answers to these and more on today's Tipsy Timeline!
In today's Tipsy Timeline we talk about a place that has recently become popular for their whisky. No, not Scotland. Nope, not Ireland either. United States? Wrong again! Today we are talking about Japan! But specifically we are talking about the barrel that put them on the map. The barrel (and economic policies) that took them from desolation post-WWII to global whisky powerhouse. All this and more in this episode of the Tipsy Timeline!
This episode picks up where we left in Part 1! Picking up in prohibition, we talk about how wineries survived, where it started to get used, and some of the less savory tactics employed. But that's not all, when did California wine become good? When did it become popular? How did all that even happen with countries like Italy and France dominating the market? Find out all of this on today's Tipsy Timeline.
Episode 79: California is the heartland of America's winemaking industry. It makes world class wines that are revered from Paris to Beijing. But have you ever stopped and wondered "why"? How did California become the wine capital of the United States? How did it go from coastal colony to one of the largest wine meccas in the world, home to name brand such as Sonoma and Napa Valley? Well, in the first of our history of California wine two parter, we talk the monks, miners, soldiers, and horitcultures who made California wine what it is today!
Starting a brewery, a seemingly simple business venture. But what if we were to tell you that there was one brewery that sought to make beer despite disease, earthquakes, and massacres. Cursed? Maybe. Exciting? Definitely! Today, we're talking about history's most dangerous brewery!
This week we push ourselves into the world of perception, opinion, and prohibition. Why is Scotch Whisky given such high esteem? Why are other whiskeys put on hold to chase after the high-end of scotch? And is that as true today as it used to be? Find out how Scotch managed to propel itself into the forefront of American consciousness this week on the Tipsy Timeline
Ah yes, the Cold War; A time in world history that is rife with political intrigue, spycraft, nuclear terrors, and...Pepsi? Join us in today's episode to see how vodka, soft drinks, and an opportune photoshoot went on to create one of the largest Navies in the world. All this and more on the Tipsy Timeline. Cheers!
"Shaken, not stirred," three simple words that summon up so many images. James Bond, spycraft, casinos, sophistication, and of course the martini! In today's episode of the Tipsy Timeline, we explore the mysterious history of one of America's most iconic cocktails, the martini. So grab a glass, sit yourself down, and prepare to enjoy another episode of the Tipsy Timeline. Cheers!
How did the wine bottle evolve, and why do we still have several typical shapes? In today's episodes we explore the history of glass, which we've touched on in previous shows. But we take things a step further into world of glass bottles, technology, marketing, and the practical economics of international shipping that brought us the modern wine bottle. Join us on Tipsy Timeline to see the whole story!
This week we dig into the interesting connections between monasteries and beer brewing. Throughout history, monasteries played an important role in beer brewing. But how did it start, and why does it matter today? Find out to this and so more on the Tipsy Timeline!
Let's talk about Georgia...1700s style. Or more accurately, what would become Savannah, Georgia - but they didn't know that yet. The New World was at its newest and the British colonies were trying out some revolutionary new ideas of running things. But little did they know that some of these ideas would go DEATHLY wrong. So join us as we weave a tale that includes prisoners in search of a new life, lawyers, rebellion, Catholics, slavery, death, and of course, beer!
This week we recognize an omission on the Tipsy historical record. We've discussed pubs, public houses, and even discussed restaurants. This week we complete the circle and discuss the storied tradition of taverns! Taverns held a special place in the community in early American city life. We take our time and explore this unique and underknown slice of history. Join us for the history of taverns this week on the Tipsy Timeline!
The history and (nearly) lost heritage of Jamaican beer.
This week we follow through on one of the classics: rum! What makes rum, rum? How did humanity start pumping it out? And why is it associated with the Caribbean? Find out all of this on this week's Tipsy Timeline!
In today's episode of the Tipsy Timeline, we ask a simple question: What do rum, mojitos, bellinis, prohibition, and Cuba have in common? Join us in this episode as we explore the innovative history of Cuban cocktails and the many surprising creations and pretenders that were spawned as a result.
Today on this festive New Years-themed episode we discuss a tradition so common, so ubiquitous, and so culturally widespread that you may not have thought it has a history. What is toasting? What defines it? How did it start? And why on earth is it called toasting anyway? Find out all of this on this week's Tipsy Timeline!
This week's wintery, holiday-themed episode takes a trip to the North. Our friends in those cold temperatures used hard weather and hard times to come up with a big bad beast of a drink: Moose Milk. We take our time and explore a bit of cultural history, holiday traditions, and find out (one possible version of) how this drink came to be. Join us this week on the Tipsy Timeline!
This week we discuss the least-known career of one of America's most famous figures. Back in the late 1700s you couldn't just go to any liquor store and grab Four Roses or Jack Daniel's. So hard workin' patriots got to making whiskey, sometimes as a second or third career. Find out the story of one of America's first big whiskey distillers today on Tipsy the Timeline!
Sometimes stereotypes come with a kernel of truth, but what if we don't know the real truth? You may have guessed that Vodka has its roots in Eastern Europe, but did you know two separate cultures claim to have invented it? Well it turns out both are documented and we take the time to explore both sides! This week we explore the double-flavor of Vodka history. Join us on this week's Tipsy Timeline!
Have you ever enjoyed a beer? Have you ever enjoyed that beer in a glass? Have you ever wondered why that beer glass is shaped the way it is? Well we bet you are now! Which is why, in this episode, we look at the strange, evolving history of beer glassware as well as the other random assortment of beer drinking vessels. So come join us as we talk about the history of your favorite beer drinking glasses and why they are the way they are on the Tipsy Timeline!
This week we celebrate Halloween by digging into the history of one of the season's most iconic staples. Witches! But where did our collective imagery come from, the pointy hats and brooms? That had to some from somewhere, right? What if we told you it came directly from beer? Find out how that could be true on today's Tipsy Timeline!
How do you like your cocktails? Straight up, with a twist, on the rocks...and of course, fat washed! Don't know what that means? Well have we got an episode for you! Join us as we look at the history of fat washed cocktails and their journey from perfume to mixologist darling. All this and more on the Tipsy Timeline!