The Grape & Grain

A Place for Beer and Wine Lovers

Judging by the amount imbibed, beer beats wine hands down in global popularity stakes. About two bottles of beer are sold for every glass of wine. Despite this popularity, beer isn’t often taken as seriously as wine. A wine devotee gets to be called a connoisseur, while a beer expert is more likely to be dubbed a nerd.

At auctions, bottles of wine have been known to fetch many thousands of pounds, whereas even the rarest of beers sell for much less. Maybe that explains wine's gravitas. Luckily, you don’t need to be wealthy to enjoy either beverage.
This website is for beer enthusiasts (nerds, if you like), and wine connoisseurs alike. Whether your passion is rooting out great beers, or discovering fantastic wines, you’re in the right place.

Which Country Drinks the Most Beer?

28 Jul 2021

People are not surprised to learn that the citizens of the Czech Republic drink more beer than any other country. It is actually renowned as the birthplace of delicious Pilsner, and there are numerous independent breweries throughout the country specialising in traditional beers.

Beer of all (well, a few) styles

22 Aug 2019

In this charming video we are introduced to five different styles of beer. To some beer is just beer but to others beer is a whole world of colour and flavour. Like there is red, white, pink and bubbly wines (for starters) there are ales, lagers, milds and porters (again: for starters) within the realm of beer. Enjoy!

On pubs, beer and slot machines!

11 May 2019

Another great venue for beer enthusiasts are undoubtedly the local British pubs, which serve a number of beers on tap as well as local and foreign craft beer at a good price. The great thing about pubs are that they will serve food as well, so that you could enjoy your beer accompanied with a hearty meal! What’s more, your beer will likely be served in its appropriate glass, which will bring out its full potential in terms of flavor and mouthfeel!

It’s always worth asking what kind of local and foreign beer pubs have in stock, as you might even encounter a special edition beer that you might have been longing to try out! Of course, pubs are also places where to take your time, socialize, and maybe even have a go at a slot machine if there’s one available. The old slot machines used to be lever-operated, although now you’ll find more modern versions. If in doubt about the true potential of the slot machine at your local pub, you may also sit in a cosy corner and play online with a licensed paypal casino instead – there are many such casinos online nowadays, which make it very easy, fast and safe to play casino games!

The making of wine

3 Apr 2019

We all love a nice glass of wine, don't we? Perhaps by now it is in our DNA to love this beverage of the gods... because wine has been our first choice of drink for thousands of years already. Take a look at this documentary about the art of wine making which includes a bit about its history.