Assyrians, Egyptians and Babylonians are regarded as pioneers in beer making.
Remnants of cereal grains dated as of 7 000 – 6 000 BC were discovered in
archaeological materials of Georgia. Southwest Asia, including Georgia, is
deemed by scientists as the most ancient center among the seven largest
agricultural regions. On archeological sites of Georgia: Amirani and Arukhlo
hills, in Urbnisi and Shulaveri at ruins of Neolithic age mud brick
constructions with grain storage holes and farming tools were found, proving
that old Georgian tribes settled at this location knew cereal crops and methods
of their growing and storage. World science does know older cereal crops
growing center. Proceeding from the aforementioned, it can be derived
that people having cereal crops, compared to others, stand closer to prehistory
of beer making.
There are historical data on beer consumption among Caucasian people during
ancient times. According to scientists, Colchs owned the secret of brewing beer
even at the time of Argonauts trip.
Introduction of a Beer as a culture to Georgia took place from the ancient
world countries. It leaves no doubt that the Eastern Beer has been the oldest.
And cultural – household relations of ancestor tribes of Georgians with these
people have been identified and proved by archeological, epigraphic and
Why the Georgian highlanders have retained the beer consumption habit can
easily be explained: in Georgia, as in a classic wine – making country, main
attention in a lowland was focused on vineyard growing and wine – making.
Therefore, brewing beer got spread in mountains and acquired significant place
in a highlanders’ lifestyle.
All important celebrations or rituals in Georgian mountainous regions were
accompanied with beer drinking, starting from son birth celebration to
reconciliation of fighters – enemies…
A drink made of lemon juice and lemon infusion was
called lemonade in the XVIIth century. This is the origin of the term Limonade
which means lemonized.
First company that started production of this
refreshing drink in carbonated form was Schwepp & Co. Later it commenced to
sweeten water with raspberry and fruit syrups. As the natural syrup was quite
expensive, it got replaced with various artificial flavors. Lemonade consisting
of the citric acid and flavor was first made in 1833. After starting extraction
of citric acid from lemon Lemonade acquired leadership among carbonated fruit
drinks. Lemon’s Superior Sparkling Ginger Ale became the first registered
trademark of soft drinks.
Due to its cooling features and delicious taste
Lemonade got widespread shortly.
Basis of lemonade is represented by a blend, mix
of ingredients, often prepared through cold method. There are also semi – hot
and hot methods. When preparing a drink, sugar, citric acid and composition
made of various flavors are used. For instance, in making so-called Citro,
sugar, lemon juice, mandarin, orange and lemon extracts are added. This drink
is of light yellow color with pleasant, refreshing taste and featured citrus
There used to be various types of lemonades. For
example, "Cloudy” lemonade in the United States and Canada and mix of lemon
juice, granulated sugar, salt, pepper and noncarbonated water Nimbu Paani in
Pakistan and Iran.
"Fizzy” lemonade was especially popular in
Paris. Carbonated lemonade Schweppes was favored in Britain, Australia and New
Zealand. In Sweden any soft, noncarbonated water used to be called lemonade.
As regards Georgia, here lemonade has a special
history. It has always been very popular. These traditions are being continued
by Zandukeli Lemonade with its natural, delicious taste.