How are Hard Drinks made?
Making of Hard Drinks
Wine is probably the first type of hard drink to have come into existence. Archaeological evidence suggests that wine making began in the middle-east over 10,000 years ago, and gradually spread westward to the mediterranean countries and finally into Europe. The ancient Egyptian wall painting reveal that the art of wine making was known to them long before the westerners took to it. wine was common in everyday life of the early Greeks and Romans. It also played an important role in their religious ceremonies. The god of wine was called Bacchus by the Romans and Dionysus by the Greeks.
Wine can be made from a wide range of fruits and vegetables, but the real wine is made from grapes. Another type of hard drink beer is known to have been made by the Egyptians and Babylonians at least 6000 years ago and there is evidence that barley from which it is made was cultivated in Britain and northern Europe some 5000years ago. Europeans drink from barley. Beer is usually made from barley hops yeast and sugar by the process of fermentation. Pure brandy is made by the distillation of wine made from grape juice. The wine is heated and the alcohol that evaporates out of it is condensed and collected. Different types of whisky are made from grain such as barley rye and corn. Rum is made from molasses, a syrup obtained from cane sugar. Gin is made from grain or molasses flavoured with juniper berries. Major wine producing areas of the world include France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy and California in the USA.