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Where does alcohol originate from?

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10/24/2011

Historically, alcohol has been produced for thousands of years by many civilizations, the oldest known being in Persia sometime between 5400-5000 BC. Since then, it's been found in just about every major human civilization in some form or another.

Ethanol (the alcohol in beverages) is produced by a reaction called fermentation, which occurs when yeast is left to react with glucose at temperatures of less than 37 degrees centigrade.