To all my wine drinking friends…

Beer is healthier than wine, says Charles Bamforth, chairman of the food science department at the University of California.

Dr Bamforth, author of Beer: Health and Nutrition, told delegates that beer also provided a valuable resource of soluble fibre, which aids digestion, and that the active ingredient in alcohol – either from beer or wine – helps to counter blockage of the arteries.

Presumably he’s talking about moderate consumption on beer. If you drink like a bleacher bum at Wrigley Field, it’s probably not as healthy.

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