If you are reading this article, it is obvious that you are one of those who enjoy a good glass of wine or a pint of beer. Whether it's for a family reunion, after a meal at home, or the bowling alley, you always find the perfect excuse to have a drink. At least a small drink to refresh the throat.
What types of beer and wine are there?
That's why many of us are interested in knowing what types of beers and wines there are. Having a better notion of the variety (wide variety) helps us to taste styles that we might not know and that we will like. Some are differentiated by the format in which they were produced, others by the shape they have. So let's see what types of beers and wines there are.
Types of Beers
There are several types of beer, a great variety we could say. These beers are classified according to their flavor, complexity, alcoholic strength, and popularity. There is no specific order, depending on the tastes of each one.
Perhaps the best-known type of beer is Ale beers, beers are brewed from malted barley and come in many different varieties (pale, brown, brown, cream, etc.) and flavors. They stand out for their high fermentation.
Lager beers would be the perfect antithesis, as they are noted for their low fermentation. They tend a bit on the lighter side in terms of flavor and color. They are noticeably more carbonated, which often gives them an effervescent quality.
Others that are among the standouts are Stouts. Stout can mean "strong," and like the name, stouts are thick, dark, and rich, though not necessarily high in alcohol.
Bock beers, of which there are far too many, reside in the lager family but are often stronger and sweeter. Slightly hoppy, the modern derivation is a lighter derivation of its darker ancestral cousin.
Other styles include Porter, Pilsner, Weissbier, Lambic, Kölsch and also malt liquor.
Types of Wines
Many people enjoy a good wine, both at meals and after meals. Both in important events and in "in between house" situations, a wine serves to relax for a while and to taste its great flavor. Some of its grape varieties are quite well known.
The first difference, although minuscule, is between red wine and white wine. The process involved in making white wine is almost similar to that of red wine, the difference is from the grape (it is white) the skin is separated and only the must is fermented. These styles are the most recognized:
A merlot wine is easy to drink. Its smoothness has made it an "introductory" wine for new red wine drinkers.
Cabernet wine is widely accepted as one of the best varieties in the world. Cabernet sauvignon is often blended with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. It usually undergoes oak treatment.
A white sauvignon is a versatile wine for seafood, poultry and salads.
Pinot noir is a red wine variety that is very soft tannins with notes of tea leaf, damp earth and/or leather.
What do wines and beers have in common?
First of all, their history: both beverages were created to satisfy someone. The context in which they were created was different, but the purpose was the same, besides the fact that both preparations intruded into mythological or spiritual terrains.
With beer in Egypt where in that region it was served to the powerful pharaohs and men of high political rank, while wine similarly quenched the thirst of kings and other monarchical hierarchy. In Greek mythology, the generosity of the vine was consumed by omnipresent gods such as Zeus? And what about the god Bacchus, the god of wine in Roman culture.
Like beer, wine is one of the most consumed beverages in the world; for geographical reasons we have unequaled areas in its production. In others with the help of research, technological contributions, regions that in previous years we would not have thought that they could compete with those of great tradition are becoming known.
Wine, like beer, are more than universal. Their versatility will always find great moments to accompany us. The best way to enjoy them is always to remember the regions where they come from. Beyond the rules of pairing, let our palate be the best judge, let our taste buds lead our sense of smell and the synergy of both offer a recognition of the beverage with its properties and its history.