I know this is the second wine post for the week (maybe I have a problem!!), but as it’s Thirsty Thursday I thought it was only right to give you some vino facts so you can share them at the bar over work drinks tonight. You will look like an educated wine expert in front of your boss and colleagues in no time.
A bottle of opened wine stored in the refrigerator lasts 6 to 16 times longer than it would if stored at room temperature
The vintage year isn’t necessarily the year the wine was bottled. In the northern hemisphere, white wines may not be bottled the same year the grapes are picked.
Australia developed wine in a box in the ‘70s (aka “the cask”)
The purpose of the indentation at the bottom of a wine bottle is to strengthen the structure of the bottle
The average number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine is 600
Among the world’s fruit crops, wine grapes rank number one in the amount of acres planted
The average cost of the grapes used to produce a $20 bottle of wine is $2.64
It costs around $1 per bottle to age wine in a French oak barrel. And $3 per bottle to age wine in only new French oak barrels
Move over, Mickey Mouse…. The Napa valley has replaced Disneyland as California’s number one tourist destination, with 5.5 million visitors per year. There are 4,929 wineries in the US. California has 46% of those wineries.
And just in case someone isn’t drinking tonight, Methyphobia is fear of alcohol (although I am yet to meet anyone who has suffered from this!)