I enjoy beer very much in fact, I am kind of a beer snob. No Budweiser, Coors or other mainstream beers have touched my lips in more time than I remember. I enjoy sitting with friends, like Patrick, at a German restaurant, WOB or Blast Studios drinking a stout or IPA and discussing the head, flavor hints or some new microbrewery.
So again why wine over beer?
My simple answer is brewing wine is much easier that brewing beer. With wine I don’t use heat to start fermentation. Though sanitization is important it isn’t as important as with beer. In beer a single spick of debris or a single piece of improperly piece of equipment can ruin your whole batch.
I like to keep things as simple as possible. In a world full of connected technology and ever jammed full schedules, wine is easier. I enjoy wine and love to create. Call me a hippy but I love being able to go to the grocery store and spending minimal amounts of money to create something that is uniquely my own.
Brewing wine is cheaper. I brewed beer once in chef school for a project and I remember almost breaking even buy the time I had all of the bottles, caps and ingredients. Not to mention the ingredients required I by them from a specialized brewing store. Though that was a long time ago and these ingredients are now available on the internet. Bottle costs are lower for me. I could put beer into a growler or other container but that makes it harder to share.
The quality I am able to produce. My wine tastes good and is about 14% ABV (alcohol by volume). Setting my mind to beer, I could definitely produce an equal taste and ABV. Why go through all the extra trouble?
I love my wine.
Hope you enjoy!
P.S. hope you clicked through to Blast Studios. Blast is a great local Orlando place. A sort of hidden gem owned by a great couple trying to live out thier dreams. You can learn to paint with a brush or airbrush and enjoy good wine or beer. A great date night. Check out their schedule of classes.