Over at the Wine Wanker’s head office we are very committed to promoting the virtues of wine, but we don’t often criticise the alternatives. This blog therefore corrects this glaring omission from our line-up of posts, and demonstrates the superiority of wine over it’s poorer cousin beer. Why beer? Well in Australia anyway (Downunder for our American friends), it is the most consumed alcoholic beverage, and as such some ground needs to be made up by the wine fraternity to correct this travesty.
We have a craft beer revolution going on here at present and it has been interesting watching beer swillers becoming refined craft beer nerds. Conrad and Neal recently went to a craft beer brewery that has sprung up in Enmore and it was hilarious watching this cultural shift. Deadset there were beer wankers everywhere. Good idea for a blog name; Beer Wankers.
A disclaimer is probably important here. We love beer. We do. It’s just that we love wine more 🙂
Righto 10 reasons Wine is better than Beer;
1. Wine is good for you. It contains good gear like resveratrol that is supposedly good for your heart.
2. Wine does not make you fat, beer does. Wine makes you lean, against tables, against walls, against random strangers.
3. Wine (good wine anyway) is made in beautiful wooden barrels, beer is made in ugly steel tanks.
4. Drinking wine is a refined elegant pastime, drinking beer is a cultural cringe. We must concede here we do sound a little like wankers.
5. Wine improves with age, beer deteriorates much more quickly. Ever drank a 40 year old beer? Nope.
6. Wine has more alcohol in it so you get a better buzz by drinking less (drink responsibly peeps).
7. Wine is associated with a celebration, beer is associated with commiserations.
8. Beer stinks, wine smells glorious. Now what we are getting at is the aftermath, ever been in a pub with beer soaked carpet first thing in the morning, yuk.
9. Wine can be grown on crap land, often the more harsh the land the better the wine. Beer production uses valuable farming land that could otherwise be used to feed the world (that’s our social conscience point ticked off).
10. Wine is an investment, it has secondary value if it is any good. There is not much of a secondary beer market.
Now we do appreciate that there are those beer bellied folk out there that espouse the virtue of beer and will hitherto be offended by the comparisons made. With that in mind we encourage you to comment on the points made, and raise valid arguments to support your position. In addition if you think we missed anything in favour of our wine v beer discussion please help our cause.
Author: Neal (The Wine Wankers)