31 January in the gastronomic calendar is informally appointed as the birthday of vodka. The choice of this date is supported by the fact that on this day in 1865 Dmitry Mendeleev defended his thesis on “The connection of alcohol with water.” The view that the Russian chemist was involved in the emergence of “fair” is perhaps one of the biggest myths in the history of the dishes and drinks. Why – tell today in our material dedicated to vodka.
To understand what vodka is, you need to delve into the history of alcohol production and consumption. The first evidence of the existence of alcohol beverages date back to the tenth century BC, Ancient civilization from China to Mesopotamia used in food beverages, obtained by fermentation from cereals, grapes, honey, various fruits, beer, wine, cider and the like. Continue reading