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Vatican Bear: The Oldest Alcohol Brand

There are many bold claims made in the alcohol world. The boldest of which, in our opinion, is which alcohol brand is the oldest. In this episode, Cory and I delve int...

Colonial Disco: Why 21?

In this episode we answer the question that every 18 year old in the United States has asked at one point or another: Why is the U.S. drinking age 21 years old? If...

Romancing the Shine: Bootlegger Lewis Redmon

What kind of man has legendary chutzpah, a booze empire, and a hatred of taxes? That would be our new bootlegger friend Lewis Redmond! Find out his hows and whys, and ...

Original Ghosting: The Bahama Queen

We have spent a lot of time in the Tipsy Timeline talking about Prohibition. We have talked about the many rum runners, bootleggers, and moonshiners who came sprouted ...

Desperate Enough: Angostura Bitters

On today's episode of the Tipsy Timeline we take a step back and look at one of the most common cocktail ingredients in the Western world. Bitters! And no doubt we've ...

7-Minute Serfdom: Non-Alcoholic Beers

Today's Tipsy Timeline tags us on a few zips and zags through history that takes us across multiple continents, centuries, and wars. All to answer the question: Why ar...

Treason Adjacent: A Rum Rebellion

Today's story takes place in New Holland, or as we know it now, Australia. It's a story of currency, monopoly, power, and some classic abuse of all three. We discuss t...

Liquid Wonder Bread: Budweiser Rising

Today we are going to step away from our preconceived notions and talk about the world's most consumed beer brand...Budweiser! Have you ever wondered how Budweiser pro...

Iowan Standoff: The Beer Riots

In today's episode we talk about unintended consequences. In the state of Iowa, long before the implementation of The Volstead Act and Prohibition, there was a push to...

Monopolistic Penguins: How Ice Got in Your Glass

Have you ever held a cool, refreshing cocktail in your hands and thought, "I sure wish this was room temperature"? No? Well let's just say you have one man to thank fo...

So Sticky: Champagne Celebration Sprays

Ever wonder where the champagne shower came from? Why do people spray expensive bottles of champagne at the end of racing events? Find out where this tradition got sta...

Nah, Brah: How to Ignore Prohibition

We've all heard about American prohibition. But what would it look like if a city never enforced it? What would it look like if bars never closed and police never arre...

Dr Frenchman: Longworth Sparkling Wine

On today's episode we tell an interesting development in American wine. It turns out that America's struggling wine industry was turned around by a fascinating individ...

Sack Slap: The Evolution of Sherry

In today's episode we discuss the shockingly interesting of a drink many folks have never tried. It passed through the hands of 6 distinct cultures and evolved over th...

Benny & Benne: Miner's Club Benedictine

We've covered the history of Benedictine, but what about the history inspired by Benedictine? Today we take an interesting journey through one group's love of this dri...

CIA of Grapes: Dr. Konstantin Franck

We teased the story of the mysterious historical figure who is single handedly responsible for turning The Finger Lakes into the wine mecca that it is in back in the e...

Kentucky Fried Monk: Lies of Benedictine

Today we discuss a classic herbaceous liqueur. This bartender staple has been around for quite some time, and it turns out there's a lot to talk about. So without furt...

Frasier of Grapes: Winemaking in the Finger Lakes

This episode is for you The Office fans out there. In today's episode we deep-cut and answer a question that we KNOW has been on your minds: what are the Finger Lakes?...

Cranberry Bloodletting: A Song of Sangria

Today we look into the creation and evolution of one of Wine's most favorite sisters: Sangria! Now made with fresh fruit and a splash of liquor, it started life in a m...

Anaphylactic Erikson: North American Wine

The Tipsy Timeline has talked a lot about the history of wine over the years; wine in Europe, the history of Champagne, even California wine. But one timeline that sti...

John "Bandito" Hancock: America's National Beverage

Today on the Tipsy Timeline we jump back to the time of the American Revolution, or rather some time before it. For it turns out there was a beloved unofficial nationa...

Water Losers: The Ladies Save Jamestown

Today we learn why the "good old days" weren't always all that good. Take the founding of Jamestown for instance: no women, no beer, and no fun! In today's episode we ...

Floc-you-later: Lager Yeast

We talk a lot about beer, but we don't often talk about yeast. Specifically lager yeast. What makes it different, where did it come from, who used it first, and what D...

Veuve on the Move: Champagne Pt III

It's what we've all been waiting for, the stunning conclusion to the Tipsy Timelines' very first three part history event! In this episode, we tell the tale of one of ...

Tom Perignon: Champagne Pt II

It's Part Deux of the history of champagne. In this episode, we introduce the man, the myth, the legend: Mr. Dom Perignon himself! You have heard the name, now it is t...

Augustus Appleseed: Champagne Pt1

Welcome to the 100th episode of the Tipsy Timeline! To celebrate this momentous occasion we taste the stars and explore the history of the world's go-to celebratory dr...

Pump the Worm: Draft Beer's Birth

This week we take a carbonated journey through beer's storage and wind up one of life's unasked questions. A question you probably never asked yourself. How and why di...

Drunken White Hat: The Congressional Bootlegger

In today's Tipsy Timeline we talk about another classic political case of "laws for thee, not for me" as we talk about a notorious Washington DC character: The Man in ...

Busy Goths: Modern Wine Distribution

Imagine a world where you can ONLY buy local wine. Or only wine made in your country? Doesn't that beg the question...when did International wine trade start? Who star...

Cats & Barrels: The Industrial Beer Revolution

What comes to mind when you hear the words, "Industrial Revolution"? An image of billowing black clouds smoke, vast increases in productivity at the expense of the wor...

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