In the 20th century the consumption of absinthe spread amongst artistic and intellectual circles Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Baudelaire, Edgar Allen Poe and Ernest Hemingway are czounted in amongst those who popularized this drink.
in Turkey when people drink Arak they toast their guests. "in your honour" or "sheh-REHF-ee-nee-ZEH".
Armagnac is the oldest eau-de-vie produced in France.
The Calvados region or department was created during the French revolution of 1790.
Cassis also known as Kir, was made famous by a priest, Felix Kir who liked to drink white wine with a blackcurrant flavoured liqueur The name of the priest was later used by the producer Lejay Lagoute to promote his Dijon Crème de Cassis.
In 1870 "phylloxera vitifoliae", the viticulturists most feared enemy devasted vines in the Cognac region creating a huge crisis.
the British troops which fought in Holland during World War 2 were given Gin or "Dutch courage" to drink.
Throughout Greece you will find ouzeries, very popular, cheerful places where you might enjoy some gastronomic delights with your ouzo.
Rum is also known as "kill-devil".
The consumption of tequila rose in the U.S. during World War 2 at a time when it was difficult to obtain Alcoholic beverages from Europe
In 1917 Vodka was banned from the Russian market as the result of the increase of alcoholism in the country.
Whiskey / Whisky
Those considered to be the top10 whiskies are: The Macallan 18 years, Talisker 20 yerars, Springbank 35 years, Highland Park 18 years, Ardbeg Provenance, Macallan Gran Reserva 18 years, Lagavulin 16 years, The Macallan 50 years Old Millenium, The Macallan 30 years and Longmorn 25 years.