Grape vs. Grain: A Historical, Technological, and Social Comparison of Wine and Beer

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  • Why is wine considered more sophisticated even though the production of beer is much more technologically complex? Why is wine touted for its health benefits when beer has more nutritive value? Why does wine conjure up images of staid dinner parties while beer denotes screaming young partiers? Charles Bamforth explores several paradoxes involving these beverages, paying special attention to the culture surrounding each. He argues that beer can be just as grown-up and worldly as wine and be part of a healthy, mature lifestyle. Both beer and wine have histories spanning thousands of years. This is the first book to compare them from the perspectives of history, technology, nature of the market for each, quality attributes, types and styles, and the effect that they have on human health and nutrition.
  • Author:
    Charles Bamforth
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.21
    EAN:
    9780521849371
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    0521849373
    Label:
    Cambridge University Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $27.99
    Manufacturer:
    Cambridge University Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    224
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2008-03-10
    Publisher:
    Cambridge University Press
    Studio:
    Cambridge University Press
    Title:
    Grape vs. Grain: A Historical, Technological, and Social Comparison of Wine and Beer

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