Tipplewise

About the basics of drinks

A Single Glass of Beer

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The writer wonders where this single glass of beer he holds trickles  from. Grapes go off to become wine. Wonderful! But hello…sir, I am here to listen to the story of beer. Let me be relished with the wonderful tale of this single glass of beer I hold. Tell us how a grain of barley is tempted to give out its amberessence. Well, to make it short and drab, beer is bread, bread beer. Period. Dust the common bread with … Continue reading

The quintessence of life

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In the last story, we saw how the yeast cells poop alcohol after feasting on the sugar inside grapes. The name of the game is fermentation. Nature doesn’t need Agent Man to make fermentation happen in the world. But once man tasted the fermented juice he licked his lips and decided to anoint himself as one. He began to cultivate the right vine systematically , drew out the juice from the grapes, left it open for the yeast cells to … Continue reading

Writ in water

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Ever tasted Cola from abroad? You will henceforth be disappointed with what passes as coke in our country. There is more than subtle difference. But before you tighten your belts and go against the multinational company hammer and tongs for selling inferior stuff in third world countries, stop a while and think. Could it be something from our home which spoils their drink? Look around, we are not alone in griping. People who drink Guinness beer in London swear by … Continue reading

In the beginning there was grape, then the yeast…

Yeast is the the secret of the energy, find out why. In the beginning there was grape. And it ripened, plump with sweetness. A fly spotted it; settled on it and dusted a few yeast cells stuck on its legs. The yeast, a living creature, a microscopic fungus, now dug deep into the grape to eat the sugar inside. The news spread and more yeast cells came that way. Yeast has a habit. It eats sugar and poops a funny … Continue reading