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Beer vs. Wine, an infographic

The fine folks over at have put out the article and infographic below to highlight a plethora of interesting facts about two of the world’s favorite beverages. Enjoy!

Beer & Wine: Comparison Of Popular Brands, Surprising Facts And Market Trends

If you can’t drink it, don’t cook with it,” so said the late celebrity chef, Keith Floyd, about using wines to flavor food. If the guy was still around, he’d agree that any of the top wine brands we’ve listed in the infographic below would pass his taste, he who loved to cook with a half bottle of wine because the other half–he already drank.

Wine isn’t the only alcohol you can use for cooking; in fact, marinating with beer not only tenderizes meat, but neutralizes carcinogens from burnt meat. Moreover, beer, surprisingly, has less calories compared to wine. An 8 fl. oz. beer has about 93 calories versus 200 for the same amount of wine. Why then, er… the beery belly? It’s likely because we guzzle more bottles of beer than we would glasses of wine in one sitting. For more health benefits of  beer and wine see the infographic below.

But this isn’t about cooking or health alone; the infographic will let you enjoy a round of facts and trivia that you can dispense with gusto during a drinking session. For instance, which do you think is older beer or wine? Or where do you find the oldest and still operational brewery and winery? Well,the oldest winery was founded in 1211, a century before Dante wrote The Divine Comedy. If you think that’s really old, wait till you check the oldest brewery below. If you want some high-brow facts, impress your drinking buddies by pointing out the most expensive wines and beers ever. While you’re at it, feign business intelligence by mentioning that the U.S. has overtaken France as the number one wine market last year, or that the U.S. and Germany are the only two countries to belong among the top five markets for both wine and beer.


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Posted by on October 3, 2014 in Infographic


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Beer Production vs. Consumption by Country

Here’s an interesting chart that shows beer production and consumption by country. I am a bit put off by the fact that the United States ranks an embarrassing 13th on the list. And who would have thought that the Czech Republic would be numero uno in consumption. The second place country is no surprise at Ireland with Germany close behind.

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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in Beer, Beer News


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