Evidence suggests that humans have been brewing and drinking beer for at least 13,000 years. Whether or not you’re a staunch believer in the theory that it was beer, not bread, that prompted our early ancestors to transition from hunter-gathers to farmers, the beverage has clearly played a key role in mankind’s history.
Additionally, while brewing in the United States is largely a male-dominated field, women have been integral parts of the brewing process throughout history. From goddesses to tavern operators, we see evidence of women and brewing throughout the ages. We can see it in ancient religion, art and texts from around the world.
In this episode, the first in a three-part series on women in drinks history, we take a look at women’s role in brewing throughout the ages.
Digital Editor Kristen Richard, a wannabe history buff, and Travis Rupp, the Beer Archeologist and lecturer in classics, art history, anthropology and mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, talk about the magnificence of women’s history in brewing.
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This week we sat down with 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthnoy and his long-time business partner and entrepreneur, Asani Swan. Together, they co-founded The Seventh Estate VII(N), a new global wine label.
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Jason Wise of SOMM TV and editor Jacy Topps of Wine Enthusiast tell the story of a 270 year old vine in a very unlikely place that has the amazing distinction of being the oldest vine still making wine.
The story starts with the arrival of Mission grapes and ends with several talented...