Jazmin Rodriguez – Chapter 5 Summary

Chapter Summary

Through chapter 5 we learn a lot about beverages.  It breaks them down into alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. It discusses the history and making of different types of wine, including sparkling wine, and fortified wine. It teaches how to read wine labels and talks about healthy  drinking habits. The chapter also explains the brewing process of beer and identifies various types of beers. Then it moves on to liquor, listing some of the most popular whiskies such as Canadian, and Irish.  In the section of the nonalcoholic beverages it talks about coffee, tea, carbonated drinks,  energy drinks, and bottled water. It discusses inventory control, bar set up, and liquor liability with the law. The chapter also suggested the pairing of wine and food.

Key Words and Concepts

  1. Alcoholic Beverage. My example: Maria can’t serve alcoholic beverages in her new restaurant until she receives the license to do so.
  2. Beer. My example: John blames his weight gain to beer consumption.
  3. Brandy. My example: They drank more brandy than us at the party.
  4. Champagne. My example: David poured champagne and made a toast.
  5. Cognac. My example: A French brandy distilled from wine in the area of Cognac, France.
  6. Dram Shop Legislation. My example: Laws and procedures that govern the legal operation of establishments that sell measured alcoholic beverages.
  7. Fermentation. My example: The process of fermentation turns the grapes into wine.
  8. Fining. My example: A fining agent was added to the wine to reduce its bitter flavor.
  9. Fortified Wines. My example: The original reason for fortifying wines was to preserve them.
  10. Hops. My example: Hops are one of the basic ingredients in beer brewing.
  11. Inventory Control. My example: Management needs to use effective inventory control to ensure profit results.
  12. Liquor. My example: I drink wine, but not hard liquor like whiskey or vodka.
  13. Malt. My example: Usually barley, that has been allowed to sprout, used chiefly in brewing and distilling.
  14. Mashing My example: The mashing process will directly determine the concentration of unfermented sugars in the beer.
  15. Must. My example: A mixture of grape pulp, skins, seeds, and stems.
  16. Nonalcoholic Beverage. My example: We have a vodka punch for the adults as well as a nonalcoholic punch for the kids.
  17. Prohibition. My example: The prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol, especially in the US between 1920 and 1933.
  18. Proof. My example: Is equal to twice the percentage of alcohol in the beverage.
  19. Sparkling Wine. My example: Champagne is my favorite sparkling wine.
  20. Spirit. My example: A spirit is an alcoholic beverage that is distinguished by the distillation process.
  21. Vintage. My example: This year’s vintage is expected to be of higher than average quality, due to the excellent weather.
  22. White Spirits. My example: Some of the white spirits served at the annual gala were gin, rum, vodka, and tequila.
  23. Wine. My example: We bought a case of wine for the party at the winery.
  24. Wine and Food Pairing. My example: The sommelier was present at the restaurant making food pairing recommendations for the guests.
  25. Wine Tasting. My example: They like to attend a wine tasting event every year.
  26. Wort. My example: Is the liquid extracted from the mashing process during the brewing of beer or whisky.
  27. Yeast. My example: The yeast is responsible for the converting of sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide in the fermentation stage, and is also the final component that determines the flavor of the beer. 

1 thought on “Jazmin Rodriguez – Chapter 5 Summary

  1. Kesso Diallo

    Kesso Diallo
    Chapter 5
    Prof. Duchamp

    This chapter talks about the different variety of beverages that contain alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages. These alcoholic beverages are wine & beers. The non alcoholic drinks are juice , coffee e.t.c . The chapter focuses on the operations of restaurants, bars and hotels. At te end the it explains the laws and the trends in the beverage industry.

    Alcoholic Beverage – Example: People buy alcoholic drinks for parties so they can welcome their guests.
    Beer – Example: I can’t drink beer because I’m under age and beer usually makes you do certain things that are not suppose to be done.
    Brandy – Example: Brandy is a drink that is smooth and has a bit of a fruity flavor.
    Champagne – Example: usually drunk in baby showers or at the end of the new year day .
    Cognac – Example: Cognac is a popular drink.
    Dram shop legislation – Example: Bar owners need to follow the rules of this rule in order to succeed.
    Fermentation – Example: known as another way in making wine.
    Fining – Example: where they make sure that there is nothing left in the wine such as any particles.
    Fortified Wines – Example: wines that are sweeter than other wines because of certain things that are added.
    Hops – Example: is an ingredient that is including making a beer.
    Inventory Control – Example: Inventory control is a system that allow a manager to manage products in a store.
    Liquor – Example: some people mix liquor with non alcoholic drinks.
    Malt – Example: Is one of the four ingredients in making a beer
    Mashing – Example: it grinds the malt and screens it to take out any dirt.
    Must – Example: makes the juice and the grapes are destemmed.
    Nonalcoholic Beverage – Example : Coffee, tea , water are no not alcoholic.
    Prohibition– Example: Whiskies were known during this time and became famous.
    Proof – Example: percentage that represent the alcohol level in something.
    Sparkling Wine Example: nightclubs have these drinks people love to drink it.
    Spirit – Example: brandy
    Vintage – Example – white wine is less stronger than red wine .
    White Spirits – Example: vodka and rum
    Wine – Example: a drink you drink to get tipsy.
    Wine and Food Pairing – someone people may suggest food with wine or the other way around.
    Wine Tasting – Example: knowing the flavor of wine by smelling or drinking it .
    Wort – Example: the liquid that is taken up after the mashing process.
    Yeast – Example: helps the skin of the grapes to be sugar and helps make the taste of the drink.


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