What are Beverages?
Beverages are liquids made for consumption. They may be in the form of Stimulants like Tea, Coffee, Milk or as refreshers like Soft Drinks, Juices and Water. They are classified into two groups:
- Alcoholic Beverage
- Non-alcoholic beverage
Alcoholic beverage is portable liquid which contain 2% to 75% of liquor. They are produced by the introduction of yeast for fermentation into substance such as fruits, cereal (grain), molasses and plant extract. Alcoholic beverage has been divided into two categories, they are as follow
- Fermented Alcoholic Beverage
- Distilled Alcoholic beverage
Fermented Alcoholic beverages are classified broadly as 2: Wine and Beer.
- Wine is a beverage that is prepared by fermentation of Grape (Or other fruits like Cherry, Apricots, Pears, etc.) by the addition of yeast.
- Beer is prepared by the fermentation of grain with yeast with the addition of Hops.
A distilled beverage, spirit, liquor, or hard liquor is an alcoholic beverage produced by distillation of a mixture produced from alcoholic fermentation, such as wine. The beverages are distilled using either a Pot Still or a Patent Still. Distilled beverages are Rum, Whisky/ Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, Brandy, Tequila. They are also called spirits. Flavored and Sweetened spirits are called Liqueurs.
NON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
Non-alcoholic beverage refers to non-intoxication drinks or soft drinks, which doesn’t have a bit of liquor by volume or yeast is not introduced to convert sugar into alcohol during fermentation. They are considering as soft beverages, which can be have according to the choice and standard. E.g. aerated water, mineral water, juices, squashes, syrups, tea, coffee, milk etc.