Grape vs. Grain: A Historical, Technological, and Social

Grape vs. Grain: A Historical, Technological, and Social


Grape vs. Grain: A Historical, Technological, and Social Comparison of Wine and Beer ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Grape vs. Grain: A Historical, Technological, and Social Comparison of Wine and Beer By Charles W. Bamforth ✩ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Why is wine considered sophisticated even though the production of beer is much technologically complex Why is wine touted for its health benefits when beer has nutritive value Why does wine conjure u Why is wine considered sophisticated Grain: A PDF Ì even though the production of beer is much technologically complex Why is wine touted for its health benefits when beer has nutritive value Why does wine conjure up images of staid dinner parties while beer denotes screaming young partiers Grape vs. PDF/EPUB ² 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 vs. Grain: A PDF ↠ thousands of years This is the first book to compare them from the perspectives of history technology nature of the market for each uality attributes types and styles and the effect that they have on human health and nutrition.


10 thoughts on “Grape vs. Grain: A Historical, Technological, and Social Comparison of Wine and Beer

  1. Robert Robert says:

    Grape vs Grain is a very accessible yet relatively deep dive into technical and scientific detail about beer and the process of making beer I really enjoyed a talk Charlie gave at a beer symposium at Cal years ago but I felt like Grape vs Grain was so one sided on the grain side that I think he missed a great opportunity to deeply compare contrast and educate I still enjoyed the book a lot but I’d recommend it only to people who are interested in beer I took the superficial description for wine as a nice bonus


  2. Brian Brian says:

    A missed opportunity Bamforth's technical knowledge and love of beer is obvious but I doubt he'll do much to convert people from wine to beer He starts with the premise that beer ought to be as highly regarded as wine and proceeds to spend the totality of the book cramming that point down the reader's throat Note that I think he's spot on; beer is superior to wine in countless ways At the same time his evangelism was so forceful I found myself thinking that perhaps the gulf isn't as wide as all that and there's to wine than I originally thought For the record there isn't If you're a beer fan there's little in here that you don't already know For the wine enthusiast the smug tone will likely rub you the wrong way On to Tasting Beer where I get to wallow in a technical analysis of the world's greatest drink


  3. Pamela Frickmann Pamela Frickmann says:

    Beer is WAY interesting than I ever thought about Charles Bamforth of UCD by the way is VERY passionate about itHis writing is so so but his enthusiasm carries the book Regardless of my longer standing love for wine it's fun to get excited about beer too and I have been reminded to drink a glass a day of either for my health Yum


  4. Jake Jake says:

    It's basically pro beer propaganda from a man who has worked in the brewing industry for decades His brilliance is obvious but the book is shockingly boring and bland much like the drivel created every day by Anheuser Busch


  5. Mara Mara says:

    A very well written essays on beer and wine and their differences Even if it's clearly aimed at uplifting the beer image I never felt a bias against wine


  6. Krista Krista says:

    Written by a professor of brewing the basic thesis of this book is that beer should have social status eual to wine I of course agree This guy takes it a little too far though He has a hard time saying a nice thing about wine without saying three nice things about beer He repeats himself The beer chapters all have significant detail than the wine chapters He needs a proofreader seriously I found the book really interesting It had a lot of great facts on beer and wine historical how each is made varieties healthfulness etc I learned a lot but found his style and attitude annoying A big wine fan would have found it even annoying If you are going to read I suggest that you learn a little about the brewing process first He doesn't do a great job of explaining some technical beerbrewing terms and the book gets somewhat scientific Final verdict interesting an acceptable wine base for me to start building off of but uite annoying


  7. Tonari Tonari says:

    Let us not forget that a major brewing company will be producing beer 24 hours a day for 365 days of the year There is no concept of a crush for them all hell let loose for a few weeks after the grapes enter the winery It is always a mystery to me what those wine guys do for the rest of the yearI stopped here Ok you like beer and you want to promote its image as something then a party drink but if you don't have the slightest idea of what happens in a winery crushing grapes is just the beginning of the story not the end you would better avoid writing a book about wine and beer


  8. Tracy Tracy says:

    An interesting read about the making of beer and wine along with the long histories of both drinks The author seeks to elevate beer to a status similar to wine because of the complexity of brewing and the skill reuired to make beer


  9. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    One of the most entertaining champions of beer I've encountered and one that avoids the flip side beer snobbery


  10. Brian Brian says:

    Better on the beer side of things than the wine as Bamforth is unabashedly pro brew Still I found it entertaining and informative on both liuids


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10 thoughts on “Grape vs. Grain: A Historical, Technological, and Social Comparison of Wine and Beer

  1. Robert Robert says:

    Grape vs Grain is a very accessible yet relatively deep dive into technical and scientific detail about beer and the process of making beer I really enjoyed a talk Charlie gave at a beer symposium at Cal years ago but I felt like Grape vs Grain was so one sided on the grain side that I think he missed a great opportunity to deeply compare contrast and educate I still enjoyed the book a lot but I’d recommend it only to people who are interested in beer I took the superficial description for wine as a nice bonus

  2. Brian Brian says:

    A missed opportunity Bamforth's technical knowledge and love of beer is obvious but I doubt he'll do much to convert people from wine to beer He starts with the premise that beer ought to be as highly regarded as wine and proceeds to spend the totality of the book cramming that point down the reader's throat Note that I think he's spot on; beer is superior to wine in countless ways At the same time his evangelism was so forceful I found myself thinking that perhaps the gulf isn't as wide as all that and there's to wine than I originally thought For the record there isn't If you're a beer fan there's little in here that you don't already know For the wine enthusiast the smug tone will likely rub you the wrong way On to Tasting Beer where I get to wallow in a technical analysis of the world's greatest drink

  3. Pamela Frickmann Pamela Frickmann says:

    Beer is WAY interesting than I ever thought about Charles Bamforth of UCD by the way is VERY passionate about itHis writing is so so but his enthusiasm carries the book Regardless of my longer standing love for wine it's fun to get excited about beer too and I have been reminded to drink a glass a day of either for my health Yum

  4. Jake Jake says:

    It's basically pro beer propaganda from a man who has worked in the brewing industry for decades His brilliance is obvious but the book is shockingly boring and bland much like the drivel created every day by Anheuser Busch

  5. Mara Mara says:

    A very well written essays on beer and wine and their differences Even if it's clearly aimed at uplifting the beer image I never felt a bias against wine

  6. Krista Krista says:

    Written by a professor of brewing the basic thesis of this book is that beer should have social status eual to wine I of course agree This guy takes it a little too far though He has a hard time saying a nice thing about wine without saying three nice things about beer He repeats himself The beer chapters all have significant detail than the wine chapters He needs a proofreader seriously I found the book really interesting It had a lot of great facts on beer and wine historical how each is made varieties healthfulness etc I learned a lot but found his style and attitude annoying A big wine fan would have found it even annoying If you are going to read I suggest that you learn a little about the brewing process first He doesn't do a great job of explaining some technical beerbrewing terms and the book gets somewhat scientific Final verdict interesting an acceptable wine base for me to start building off of but uite annoying

  7. Tonari Tonari says:

    Let us not forget that a major brewing company will be producing beer 24 hours a day for 365 days of the year There is no concept of a crush for them all hell let loose for a few weeks after the grapes enter the winery It is always a mystery to me what those wine guys do for the rest of the yearI stopped here Ok you like beer and you want to promote its image as something then a party drink but if you don't have the slightest idea of what happens in a winery crushing grapes is just the beginning of the story not the end you would better avoid writing a book about wine and beer

  8. Tracy Tracy says:

    An interesting read about the making of beer and wine along with the long histories of both drinks The author seeks to elevate beer to a status similar to wine because of the complexity of brewing and the skill reuired to make beer

  9. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    One of the most entertaining champions of beer I've encountered and one that avoids the flip side beer snobbery

  10. Brian Brian says:

    Better on the beer side of things than the wine as Bamforth is unabashedly pro brew Still I found it entertaining and informative on both liuids

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