Chapter Reading Guides

Beer In Mesopotamia and Egypt

Chapter 1: A Stone-Age Brew
Chapter 2: Civilized Beer

Wine in Greece and Rome

Chapter 3: The Delight of Wine
Chapter 4: The Imperial Wine

Spirits in the Colonial Period

Chapter 5: High Spirits, High Seas
Chapter 6: The Drinks that built America

Coffee in the Age of Reason

Chapter 7: The Great Soberer
Chapter 8: The Coffeehouse Internet

Tea and the British Empire

Chapter 9: Empires of Tea
Chapter 10: Tea Power

Coca-Cola and the Rise of America

Chapter 11: From Soda to Cola
Chapter 12: Globalization in a Bottle