870 BCE
Wine and beer are served at a royal feast in Mesopotamia

At a royal feast, King Ashurnasirpal II of Assyria is said to have sipped wine from a gold bowl and served 10,000 skins of wine and 10,000 jars of beer to his guests.

Source: Reist, D. et al. (2011). Ancient Peoples and Psychoactive Plants. C. for Addictions Research of BC.

Drugs: Alcohol
Regions: Iraq, Syria
Topics: Cultural factors (social, religious, ritual)