Beer vs. Wine

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  1. AlphaAlex

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    The age old question.

    I thought since the vast majority of debates in this section are serious, a lite debate on personal preference would be entertaining.

    Now I live in what's known as the 'wine country' of Australia. It's a name my area of my state has been given as some of the best wines of Australia are made here.
    Mind you, as an Aussie, I Love beer!

    What's better, if you had to pick one or the other, and why?

    (I did a search to see if this has been posted before but the search function on this forum is warped, it wont even pick up posts I made yesterday half the time. :p)
     
  2. Aravona

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    I assume beer covers ale, bitter, stout etc.

    I'd choose beer. Whole heartedly End Of Story. Why?

    I prefer many more styles of beer than I do of wine. My likes of wine are white only, champange or cava, and mostly Austrailian or Italian. However... I love beers, I drink a whole variety, and above all. I Drink Guinness. I couldn't live without a Guinness on a hot day ice cold at a litte pub somewhere. Wine is fancy, and fancy things are only really fancy if your fancy on the inside. I am not. I'm a woman who loves her beers. Didn't even have to think, I just know. Beer :)
     
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    Wine, white to be precise, but I rarely drink, so I drink wine on special occasions. Nice idea Alex, but I think you should have made this in 'polls'.
     
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    Well bere is minging so i will have to go with Wine...white wine....or red wine if it's a bit dear because then it doesn't taste like vinegar! lol
     
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    Beer is good,but wine is healthier.

    Both are good as long as you don't overdo it.A little bit of all is good.
     
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    You have a point - 2 bottles of wine at christmas a few years back stopped me getting sick when the whole family did. But that said I will stick to beers. Guinness and Speckled Hen.

    I would like to know what wines people prefer. Like I said wine for me is white only, Austrailian or Italian. Cant stand French, some German is ok. :) But I'm a beer person. Also like cider in the hot weather. Though 'beer' is a bit abstract.
     
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    God>Beer>Wine>(...)>rest of the world.

    Beer is only slightly better then wine - but they're both essential and key to happiness, I am sure.
     
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    You should try South-African wine, very good.
     
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    Bailies > Cider > beer > that stuff that you left in the fridge that is now moving around > wine

    I really don't drink much at all - Bailies is about all I will drink freely (ie not at an occasion or a meetup/etc) in my own time - whilst a cider is enough for drink. Beer I tend to find horrid in taste and wines are even more horrible
     
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    I do enjoy beer and the only wine I drink is Sangria. Granted, I love sangria whole heartedly.
     
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    red wine :)
    though i love beer, but wine is completely different <3
     
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    My favorite wine is Mavrodafni from Patras.It's a very sweet greek wine.

    I like beer too though.
     
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    Irish Whiskey
     
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    That depends on if you include Mead (Honey-Wine) with wine. If so, then wine. If not, then beer.
     
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    whisky > red wine > white wine > beer (ales) > beer (lagers)

    Whiskies or a good wine = quality over quantity, beer = quantity over quality

    Beer = frequent toilet trips as bladder capacity limited :D
     
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    You're a poll :p


    And I'd say beer is better than wine, but only if it's a good beer. Red wine beats white imo. White wine is good with fish, but so is beer so.. :draught:

    I find beer is a more social drink with mates, wine is for a more relaxed social 'occasion'. That may sound stereotypical but it's just how it is. :D
     
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    It really depends on the beer/wine/other alcohol I have on hand and what the purpose of my drinking for the evening is. If I'm trying to get drunk, the whiskey or beer, but if I'm having a drink with my dinner I usually pick wine, or something less alcoholic, as I like being able to have a semi-intelegent convo while eating. However if I had to pick one to drink while hanging out or something I would most likely pick beer, unless it was a nasty beer that tastes like piss.
     
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    Well you are a stereotype of a casual guy, who thinks he's not special enough so turn into an attention seeker online lolXD

    When I go out with friends, I just drink some cola mainly. I'm not allowed due to my health to drink too much alcohol. So I occasionally drink some white wine, but very little. Doctors said three beers would be allowed, though not heavy. I remember drinking three beers and even that got me tipsy lol.
     
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    I remember drinking 1 and it getting me tipsy.
    That being said, it was a strong beer and I did drink it pretty fast.

    On an empty stomach.
     
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    you're both weak. Last night I was cleaning my house and drank 11 and it didnt even phase me.