Alcohol From Around The WorldPosted on July 7, 2011
From the United States of America to Ireland, there are many different kinds of alcohol. One of the most popular drinks is beer. Variations of the name beer are lager, stout, ale and porter. Budweiser is a top beer that is made in the U.S. and is one of the best sellers. It was first introduced in 1976 by Adolphus Busch. Ireland is famous for their stout, especially Guinness Draught and other variations of ale. Guinness is made in the St. James Gate brewery, which was established by Arthur Guinness in 1759.
People all over the world like to enjoy good wines and champagne. White wine, red wine, sparkling wine and rose wine are all different types of wine that are made from fermented fruit juices. Wine has a history dating back as far as 8,000 years and was a common drink in Ancient Greece and Rome. Wine is an important addition to meals in Europe and the Mediterranean. Wine is even known to have health benefits.
Distilled spirits such as vodka, whiskey and tequila are all liquors that have high alcohol content. The first evidence of alcohol being distilled comes from the Greek alchemists in Alexandria in the 1st century. Irish whiskey and German brandy became available in medieval Europe in the 12th century.
Some states in India have prohibited the use of alcohol. Holidays in India are meant to be celebrated “dry.” Other countries that ban alcohol are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Pakistan, as it is forbidden by Islam.
With all of the different types of alcohol, there are also different serving sizes per country as well as varying legal drinking ages. Sometimes, flavor is added to alcohol and there are many recipes for mixed drinks available. Alcohol is used in religious ceremonies and social events all over the world. Other reasons that people drink alcohol is for the relaxant effects, for artistic inspiration and for recreational activities.
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