Punch,  38 (1860), 103.

Bitter Beer and Sour Wine



News-Commentary, Drollery


Adulteration, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Cultural Geography

    Discusses an extract from an article in the Morning Post on the 'vinous element' of Britain's free trade treaty with France, which observes that few English brewers based in Paris or native French brewers have been able to make proper bitter beer. Suggests that French pharmacists would not experience difficulty in making bitter, because, like the 'respectable British chemist and druggist', they would use 'materia medica' to complete the task. However, warns of the dangers of confusing the processes for making beer and for making medicines.

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