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Grape vs. Grain

A Historical, Technological, and Social Comparison of Wine and Beer
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Grape vs. Grain by Charles Bamforth
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Description

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 nutrition value? Why does wine conjure up images of staid dinner parties while beer denotes screaming young partiers? Charles Bamforth explores several paradoxes involving beer and wine, 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, the market for each, and the effect that they have on human health and nutrition.

Author Biography

Charles Bamforth is Chair of the Department of Food Science and Technology and Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists and a member of the editorial boards of Master Brewers Association of the Americas Quarterly, the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, and the Journal of the Institute of Brewing. Bamforth has been referred to as one of the top two or three brewing scientists of his generation.
Release date NZ
March 10th, 2008
Audiences
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Tertiary Education (US: College)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
7 Tables, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
224
Dimensions
160x236x16
ISBN-13
9780521849371
Product ID
2523389

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