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The word “wine” comprises a host of meanings. There is white wine and red wine, fortified wine, sparkling wine, and each of these categories come with their own subsections and classifications.
Under the broad ale category, there are numerous types of beer, including pale ales, India pale ales (IPA), porters, stouts, and wheat and Belgian styles. Lagers encompass a range of styles, including the pale Pilsners and German Helles.