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In 1884, more than 300,000 gallons (about a million pints) of beer flooded the streets of London killing eight people in total after an accident at Meux & Company Brewery.
Worcestershire sauce is made from anchovies, onions, garlic and spices. The mix is soaked in vinegar and aged until it has completely emulsified. The sauce contains the bones and all.
Tonic water contains quinine which helps fight malaria. British colonials used the bitter flavor of the quinine to balance out the sweetness of gin...hence gin & tonic.
The Star Spangled Banner was originally titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry" and was written to the tune of a drinking song. The name was later changed to reference the new flag.
Sherry, Brandy, Port and Balsamic vinegar are all aged in an ongoing process known as Solera that fractionally blends newer and older vintages over long time periods.