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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences » Culinary History » Beverages

  • History and traditions associated with tea drinking. Includes recipes for afternoon tea.
  • Librarians' Index to the Internet "collection of sites related to wine, winemaking, and related topics."
  • National Geographic Magazine site offers information about coffee types, roasts, production,legends,and history.
  • Guide to French wines, wine-making, and wine districts.
  • Includes information on alternatives such as soy milk, rice milk, and almond milk. Article from the Vegetarian Journal.
  • This site describes the history of beer, brewing process, various styles including homemade and specialty beers, brewpubs, and cooking with beer.
  • Information on the origins of cider,its production, the cider regions of the world, and its current popularity.
  • Information on the origins of whiskey, its production around the world, the methods of distillation, and the differences among various types and characters.
  • Tips for wine making beginners, including recipes.
  • Statistics on the coffee trade.
  • Provides instructions for making red and white table wines at hoime.
  • "Everything about wine tasting: wine terms, vintage charts, food and wine, serving wine, tasting wine, wine glasses, and more. . ."
  • Collection of Articles.
  • Wine-tasting notes from "non-experts". The wineries are in the area of Northern California.
  • Information about wineries in the California wine regions,as well as coverage of Virginia, New York, Oregon, Washington, and Texas.