Seattle Post-Intelligencer, with poll: Is beer more sophisticated than wine?
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has an article up alleging that beer is the more sophisticated beverage when pitted against wine.Â
Author Chris Ballard makes a convincing argument, pointing out that beer has more ingredients, a greater variation in color and in alcohol by volume (ABV). He also points out that beer brewers have more freedom to take risks than winemakers do, adding fruit, peppers, chocolate or other flavors during the brewing process.
The article is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but makes the point that with the craft beer movement in full swing, people should be giving beer aficionados more credit for having a refined taste. AnnArbor.com's Patti Smith made a similar point earlier this year.
What do you think? Is beer more sophisticated than wine?