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Wet and Nutritious: California's Wine History Part I

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!

Put Back the Bones: The Most Dangerous Brewery

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!

Big Swinging Whisky: How Scotch Conquered the World

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

From Pepsi With Love: A Surprise Navy

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!

Olive Bathtub: The Birth of the Martini

"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! 

Hard to Blow: Wine Bottles

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!

Absolved and Alcoholed: Monks and Beer

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!

Penicillin Pigeon: Beer Saves Georgia

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!

Taxes is Taxes: A Tale of Taverns

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!

Drip & Ship: Jamaica's Beer Heritage

The history and (nearly) lost heritage of Jamaican beer.

Killdevil Chronicles: Discovering Rum

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!

Repent Ye Slingers: Cuban Cocktail Culture

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.

Clink or Sink: History of Toasting

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!

Levee le Sausage: Canada's Mighty Moose Milk

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!

The Washington Phoenix: Unlikely Whiskey Tycoon

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!

Attack Bear: Two Flavors of Vodka History

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!

Ancestral Glass - The Birth of Beer Glassware

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!

Medieval Fashionistas: The Making of Witches

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!

#61 Beefy Bouquet: Fat Wash Cocktails

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! 

#60 2020 of 1987: Corona's Near Miss

The year: 1987, the place: USA, the beverage: Corona. The problem at hand remains a nasty, persistent little rumor that threatened Corona's very existence. Find out the weird truth about Corona's emergency damage control and how a company manages to sleuth out the truth. All this and more on this week's Tipsy Timeline!

#59 - Whisky Soaked Phoenix: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of Scotch

Scotch whisky, that beautiful, peaty nectar that we all know and love so much. Today you can get Scotch at just about any liquor store in the world, but have you ever stopped to think about the fact that there was a time before Scotch? In today’s episode, we take a look at the illegal origins, economic rise, fall, and rise again of one of the world’s most popular liquors: Scotch whisky.

Medieval Amazon: Plague to Pubs

This week on the Tipsy Timeline we talk about turning disaster into opportunity. When life hands you lemons, juice 'em and throw 'em into a stiff drink! When life hands you the bubonic plague, make...drinks? This week we discuss how England managed turn the tide and create a whole new culture in the post-plague kingdom. Find out all the details this week on the Tipsy Timeline.

Thanks, Plague...The Invention of the Pilsner

In today’s episode of the Tipsy Timeline, we learn about the birth of the world’s most popular beer style, the pilsner. Full of plagues, wars, more plagues, love (of beer), and country seeking redemption, this episode has it all. So join us as we explore the beer style that would shape the world’s beer preferences for generations. Patreon: tispytimeline.com/support

Almost Never Water: Beer vs Ale

So you're watching your favorite historical show. What do they drink? Ale, right? Ever notice it's rare to hear "beer" ordered? It turns out that there is a distinct historical difference between beer and ale. Find out how this happened, what the difference really is, and bust some historical myths along the way. All that and more on this week's Tipsy Timeline!

Anti-Ice Cubes: Raw Ale Throughout the Ages

Here’s something you probably haven’t thought about today: boiled water. And why would you? Being able to boil water at a moment’s notice is a luxury that we take for granted in modern times. But what about the times when it wasn’t POSSIBLE to boil water? In today’s episode of the Tipsy Timeline we talk about what life was like pre-boiled water, the effect that it had on production of beer, and the history of the “raw beer”. Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/maltsinyourmouth

Monkey Paw Middle Finger: Russian Prohibition

America is far from alone in its experiments at outlawing alcohol. This week we discuss the complex and insightful history of prohibition in Russia! It's a story of Tsars, scars, wars, booze, and revolutions. When a proud nation takes its chances eliminating alcohol, fascinating consequences happen. Find out the story this week on The Tipsy Timeline!

The Real McCory...Who is the Real McCoy?

The year is 1920 and Prohibition in the United States is in full swing. American citizens are in desperate need of a drink, but their government says "no!" What is an honest drinker to do? Who can be trusted when rum runners and illicit smugglers are selling alcohol that can kill? The scene was set for a hero to emerge...so join us in this episode of the Tipsy Timeline as special guest, Tom, tells the story of the Real McCoy!

Horsey Ride: The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Fermented Milk

Ghengis Khan was one of the most powerful warlords to ever live. His army conquered one of the largest territories from Korea to Hungary, making the Mongal Empire one of the largest empires to ever exist! But here's a head-scratcher: what did the Mongal armies eat? A seemingly simple question with a surprising answer. So come join us as we explore the hidden world of Mongolia's favorite food and alcohol: Airag.

Ships and Shots: Australian Sparkling Ale

This week we discuss an interesting corner of beer history down under. Australia has its own special, natively-developed beer: Australian Sparkling Ale. Find out how beer brewing came to this once-remote continent, the challenges faced, and how the Australian Sparkling Ale came to be. Join us for the Tipsy Timeline!

So Many Horses: Creation of Champagne Bottles

The place...England. The Problem...deforestation. The century...17th! The winner...France? Find out how England's shifting deforestation regulations accidentally solved a long-time problem for French wine-makers. We're talking of course about sparkling wine, especially the World famous Champagne! Find out how this all relates this week on the Tipsy Timeline

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