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Re: [nafex] Grape Beer?

Yes, got quite fond of it. There is a white variety as well in the 
campo.......Passing a communal bowl around a circle in a chicharia, everyone 
spilling a drop on the earth for respect for Pachamama before drinking , and 
dancing barefoot...good memories.   If chicha, made from dried sprouted maiz 
is a wine, does that make corn a fruit?!  Can fruits make beer, and grains 
wine?   I remember the fiesta de las manzanas (apples) outside of 
Cochabamba, I'm guessing it was at about 6500 feet elevation.

>I know you spent some time in Bolivia.  Did you ever try chicha, which
>is basically a corn wine?  In the area around Cochabamba, the arrival of
>"chicha morada", which is a purple colored corn wine made from purple
>corn, is an eagerly awaited annual event.  It is often served with a few
>fresh strawberries floating around in the glass.  It's really quite
>good, and it packs a bit more of a punch than beer.  More like wine.
>  Too bad they don't export it.
>Rgds, Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA

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