Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FERMENTED ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

In fermentation process, certain yeasts decompose sugars, in
the feed stock in the absence of oxygen, to form alcohol and carbon
dioxide; method for production of ethanol, wine, and beer. Lowalcohol-
content drinks are produced by fermentation of sugar or
starch-containing products, and high-alcohol ones are produced by
distillation of these low alcohol products.


Beer Beer is alcoholic beverage made by brewing of
fermenting cereals mash, especially malted barley,
usually with the addition of hops as a flavoring agent
(bitter taste) and as a stabilizer. A great many beers
are brewed across the globe. Local traditions will give
beers different names, giving the impression of a
multitude of different styles. However, the basics of
brewing beer are shared across national and cultural
boundaries. Ale and Lager are two main types of
Beer. These are clear and sparklng. Another beer is
stout which is stronger and coloured.


Wine Wine is an alcoholic beverage produced through the
partial or total fermentation of grapes. Other fruits and
plants, such as berries, apples, cherries, dandelions,
elder-berries, palm, honey and rice can also be
fermented. Some popular type of wine are Table
wine, Sangria, Sparkling wine, Champagne, Fortified
wine, Port, Sherry, Vermouth etc.

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