Wine and beer, the oldest alcoholic drinks, are made from fruit and grain, respectively. Wine production involves the direct conversion of fruit sugars to alcohol using yeast. Beer, on the other hand, is more complex, requiring the conversion of grain starch to sugar prior to yeast fermentation.
Why go to all that trouble?
A) Because beer tastes better
B) Because people like extra work
D) Because beer and wine have never been produced in the same geographic area