Wine Facts: For The Wino In Everyone
#1 SPARKLING WINES NOT FROM FRANCE ISN’T CONSIDERED CHAMPAGNE
Pretentious, right? Welp, it’s just a formality that won’t change.
#2 IT’S SAID THAT WINES GET BETTER WITH TIME. HOWEVER, OVER 90 PERCENT OF WINES SHOULD BE CONSUMED IN W YEAR
Only a small percentage of wine ages well. Trust me. You don’t want to drink something that tastes like vinegar after spending years down in the basement.
#3 WINE GRAPES ARE THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE FRUIT CROP IN TERMS OF ACRES PLANTED
Wine serves a number of purposes from drinking to cooking. Enjoy!
#4 THE PHRASE “DRINKING TO YOUR HEALTH,” COMES FROM ANCIENT GREECE WHERE THE HOST OF A PARTY WOULD CHECK TO SEE IF THE WINE IS POISONED BY TAKING THE FIRST SIP Amazing, right? I guess we’ll have to make sure to extra check the bottles now.
#5 ACCORDING TO LEGEND, WINE WAS DISCOVERED WHEN A PERSIAN WOMAN TRIED TO TAKE HER OWN LIFE BY EATING FERMENTED GRAPES, THINKING THEM POISONOUS
We can only imagine how rejuvenated she felt after tasting those magical grapes!
#6 WINE HAS A NUMBER OF HEALTH BENEFITS, INCLUDING REDUCING THE RISK OF GUM DISEASES, ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, STROKE, AND HEART DISEASES
Remember, drink in moderation.
#7 DUE TO POSSESSING A GREATER AMOUNT OF CONGENERS, RED WINE WILL GIVE YOU A WORSE HANGOVER THAN WHITE WINE
If you have work in the morning, it might be a better idea to have glass of Chardonnay over Merlot.
#8 FROM 1970 UNTIL THE LATE 1980S, WHITE WINE WAS BOUGHT IN THE U.S AT A 3:1 RATIO. HOWEVER, THE NEW MILLENNIUM CLOSED THE GAP BY MAKING IT AN EVEN 1:1
Red wine is considered healthier, so there’s no surprise of the balance.
#9 THE WORLD’S OLDEST BOTTLE OF WINE DATES BACK TO A.D 325, AND WAS FOUND INSIDE A ROMAN SARCOPHAGUS IN GERMANY
Wow, it’s like the wine has its own sarcophagus. You know it’s gone dead for centuries!
#10 CALIFORNIA IS THE FOURTH-LARGEST PRODUCER OF WINE IN THE WORLD, AFTER ITALY, FRANCE, AND SPAIN
I think it’s time for a trip to Napa Valley.