Fun and Fascinating Facts about Wine

Did you know American wine drinkers consume more wine on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year[1]? Bottoms up!

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Some more fun facts about wine:

  1. There are 10,000 varieties of wine grapes worldwide[1].
  2. Grapes are the only fruit that are capable of producing the proper nutrition for the yeast on its skin and sugar in its juice to ferment naturally[2].
  3. Top wine producing countries are  Italy, France, Spain, United States and China[3].
  4. With age, red wines tend to lose color and will eventually end up a sort of brick red. On the other hand, white wines gain color, becoming golden and eventually brown-yellow[2].
  5. Dom Perignon was a monk when he invented Champagne[1].
  6. Pulling a cork from a wine bottle requires between 50 and 100 pounds of pulling force[4].
  7. A bottle of Champagne contains approximately 49 million bubbles[5].
  8. A standard glass of dry red or white wine contains around 110 calories. Sweeter wine has more calories[6].
  9. Red wine, typically more than white wine, has antioxidant properties and contains resveratrol, which seems to be important in the cardio-protective effects of wine[2].
  10. A “cork-tease” is someone who constantly talks about the wine he or she will open but never does[7]. 

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References

  1. http://www.beekmanwine.com/factsquotes.htm
  2. http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/08/21_wine.html
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wine-producing_regions
  4. http://www.geniusofdrinking.com/drinking-101/wine/trivia.html
  5. http://www.beekmanwine.com/prevtopam.htm
  6. https://www.facebook.com/landsboroughpub/posts/538930842831121
  7. http://jacksonmixology.com/10-fun-facts-about-wine/

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