Liquid nourishment for the soul

book – to drink your way to wisdom. When you share a drink you partake in the oneness of human history – raise a glass and you time travel to the days of the Sumerians. How have I missed reading this book until now?

6 drinks: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Coffee, Tea and Coca Cola.

Wonderful insights like –

  1. Beer allowed humans to break the tyranny of proximity to running water
  2. Wine’s crucial role in religion and thought (symposia!)
  3.  Spirits were the lightest way to transport alcohol on ships
  4. Coffee and Tea fueled business people, scientists, philosophers (cafe culture)
  5. Coca Cola a truly global unifier

 

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