Grape vs. Grain



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 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 NutritionGrape vs. Grain

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  • Hardcover
  • 209 pages
  • Grape vs. Grain
  • Charles W. Bamforth
  • English
  • 24 October 2019
  • 0521849373

10 thoughts on “Grape vs. Grain

  1. 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 areinterested in beer I took thesuperficial 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 areinterested in beer I took thesuperficial description for wine as a nice bonus

  2. 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 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 sto 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. says:

    Beer is WAYinteresting than I ever thought about Charles Bamforth of UCD, by the way is VERY passionate about it His 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. 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. 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. says:

    Bamforth, inglese per decenni impegnato nell industria birraria e poi docente all Universit della California, cerca in questo libro di dare una dignit sociale alla birra, sottolinea come ci sono tutte le condizioni perch questa bevanda stia alla pari del vino Impegno sacrosanto Il libro, che contiene molte informazioni utili ed scritto in tono leggero e spiritoso, contiene per diversi difetti mancano degli schemi che rendano visibili a colpo d occhio i processi di fabbricazione della bi Bamforth, inglese per decenni impegnato nell industria birraria e poi docente all Universit della California, cerca in questo libro di dare una dignit sociale alla birra, sottolinea come ci sono tutte le condizioni perch questa bevanda stia alla pari del vino Impegno sacrosanto Il libro, che contiene molte informazioni utili ed scritto in tono leggero e spiritoso, contiene per diversi difetti mancano degli schemi che rendano visibili a colpo d occhio i processi di fabbricazione della birra, molto pi complessi di quelli del vino, costringendo alla lunga rilettura chi volesse recuperare queste informazioni scritto per il pubblico americano e quindi riserva al panorama americano uno spazio sovradimensionato pieno di ripetizioni ci sono cose scritte 3 4 volte, a volte ripetute a distanza di due pagine le critiche agli enologi a volte sono sacrosante Chateau Profit Exorbitant , a volte sembrano francamente tirate per i capelli infine, la traduzione cigola in diversi punti, soprattutto dove il discorso si fa tecnico.Nonostante tutto, merito a Donzelli che lo ha portato sul mercato italiano Speriamo che leggendolo, i pi abbandonino la cattiva abitudine di bere la birra dalla bottiglia 15.7.2009Aggiunta del 3 febbraio 2018 Purtroppo il numero di persone che beve birra dalla bottiglia aumenta giorno dopo giorno ma in peggio in questi nove anni nel mondo della birra l inusitato successo delle birre artigianali italiane Costosissime e inconsistenti, soprattutto nel retrogusto, e ne ho bevute un certo numero, purtroppo, sempre nella speranza di trovarne finalmente una buona E triste constatare poi come i birrai artigianali italiani si siano iscritti di diritto al ricco club degli Chateau Profit Exorbitant Meritevoli di nota, in particolare, Chateau del Borgo e Chateau Baladin A quei prezzi prendo un bel volo low cost per Monaco di Baviera o Praga o Bruxelles

  7. says:

    Written by a professor of brewing, the basic thesis of this book is that beer should have social status equal 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 significantdetail 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 histori Written by a professor of brewing, the basic thesis of this book is that beer should have social status equal 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 significantdetail 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 evenannoying 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 sometechnical beer brewing terms, and the book gets somewhat scientific Final verdict interesting, an acceptable wine base for me to start building off of, but quite annoying

  8. 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 year I stopped here Ok, you like beer and you want to promote its image as somethingthen a party drink, but if you don t have the slightest idea of what happens in a winery crushing grapes is jus 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 year I stopped here Ok, you like beer and you want to promote its image as somethingthen 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

  9. 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 required to make beer.

  10. 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 liquids.

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