Nice try but you left out the oldest drink of all, Mead. Brewed by the Egyptians and probably before with honey.
Dude, that's harsh -- she explicitly said that it's not definitive!
Anyway, I think it's awesome and extremely useful.
Not to be a stickler, but wine coolers have nothing in common with wine. They're actually just flavored malt liquor.
Aren't most belgian ales spontaneously fermented also?
This is super cool. You've got both my favorites: porter and lambic. :)
If you are interested in the history surrounding various drinks I recommend reading A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage. The six drink categories he covers are beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.
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