Writing in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, where my former sister-in-law works, Chris Ballard asserts:
Beer is More Sophisticated Than Wine
There are more ingredients in a bottle of beer than a glass of wine.
Given that pure wines have nothing in them but grapes, yeast and barrel residue, there are a lot of things more sophisticated than wine. Raisin cookies, for example.
I’ll grant that beer is complicated, and that there are people who take it very seriously. I’ll even grudgingly accept that beer is worthy of more respect than it generally gets. But there isn’t a comestible in the world that is able to bring to a single serving the depth of history and heritage that wine can.
Also, people drinking beer burp more.