Talk:Banana wine

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Wine vs. beer[edit]

I'm not at all happy with our current coverage of the banana wine vs. banana beer dichotomy. Basically we take a reliable source that says banana beer should be called banana wine, and then say it gets it wrong. That's original research we should not engage in. Is banana wine a distinct beverage and not just a local variation? Then I'd like to see a reliable source making that distinction. Huon (talk) 19:01, 14 March 2014 (UTC)


If you search for the terms "banana wine" and "banana beer" in scientific literature (i.e. a simple search in http://www.cabdirect.org/), you will find loads of information on banana beer (how, where and from what it's made, it's cultural and ethnological significance, etc.) and next to none on banana wine, simply because banana beer is the term everyone uses for what Blocker et al. (2001) call banana wine. As far as I've read, they are also the only ones to rebrand traditional banana beer as banana wine.
However, banana wine does exist - but it does not have such a long history or tradition anywhere, as it's a fairly recent (in historical terms) invention.
DrAzF (talk) 18:25, 17 March 2014 (UTC)