You’re either a beer or wine person; it’s rare to see both as they’re surrounded by different social groups. Wine is for the more elegant, while beer is more casual. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, which is why accessories such as stoppers and beer towers are made to make any drinker’s life a little easier.

Beer Vs. Wine

  • Alcohol Level
  • Beer has about 5% alcohol per 12 fl oz, while wine has about 12% alcohol per 5 fl oz. The fluid ounces are different because of how they’re served.

    Beer can be served in a tall highball glass since they get proper aeration during the fermentation process, while wine needs to be served in a wine glass to get enough air for adequate aeration of the flavors.

  • Calories
  • Beer has about 239 kcal per serving, while wine has about 133kcal per serving. The term beer belly is much more common than wine belly because of its popularity. In the United States alone, 67.5 billion beer was consumed, while 4.3 billion bottles of wine were consumed.

  • Hangover
  • Alcoholic drinks contain congeners. Congeners are other substances like methanol, acetone, acetaldehyde, esters, tannins, and aldehydes. These can be toxic to the human body which can cause nausea and headaches.

    Congeners are also known to make up the flavor of the drink. They said the darker the drink, the more congeners it contains, but this also means the worse your hangover. Red wine is darker than regular beer, which means that wine has the worst hangovers.

  • Societal Perception
  • Beer has a casual feel to it. Most American households prefer to drink beer at the end of the day or during celebrations. Beer is more affordable than wine, and you don’t need extra steps to enjoy them.

    Wine has a community of sophisticated and elegant social groups. There are activities such as wine tastings and dinners that are done mainly by the elites. Some people enjoy wine at the end of the day, so it depends on your perception of both beverages.

  • Expenses
  • Wine is much more expensive per bottle than beer, but this depends on how often you buy either drink. One bottle of wine can last someone a month, while six packs of beer may last someone only a week.