Beer vs wine: which is healthier?

This may surprise you, but if you answered wine you’re actually wrong – according to the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra).

Don’t worry though because you are not alone in your thinking. A survey of 1,000 adults commissioned by Camra, found that over half of respondents thought the same thing.

Professor Charles Bamforth of the University of California, Davis and author of Beer, Health and Nutrition said: “The myth that wine is in some way healthier than other alcoholic drinks dates back many years to research carried out in France, a predominantly wine drinking country.”

He continued: “When similar studies were carried out in the Czech Republic, a nation of beer drinkers, just the same protective effect was seen with beer. This study showed the lowest risk of heart attacks in men who drank “almost daily or daily” consuming between 7- 16 pints of beer a week.”

Camra chairman Colin Valentine says: “As well as the huge range of flavours and styles available to suit any palate, the big advantage with beer is that it is low in alcohol.”

He added: “In moderation, beer is just as healthy as wine.”