THIRSTY THURSDAY – Wine Again!


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!)

THIRST THURSDAY – Hangover


A few too many drinks on a “school night” seems like fun at the time, until the next morning when the hangover kicks in. If you need something to get you through your working day, here are some great non-alcoholic beverages that may just do the trick, and make you feel almost human again for that 8am meeting with your boss.

Coconut water is my number 1 pick
It is more Nutritious than whole milk – Less fat and NO cholesterol!
Healthier than Orange Juice, and much lower calories
Naturally sterile — Water permeates though the filtering husk!
A Natural Isotonic Beverage – The same level we have in our blood (they used it to replace plasma in the Pacific War)
Contains more potassium (at about 294 mg) than most sports drinks (117 mg) and most energy drinks
Has less sodium (25mg) where sports drinks have around 41mg and energy drinks have about 200 mg
Has 5mg of Natural Sugars where sports and energy drinks range from 10-25mg of Altered Sugars

Plain water
Your body is dehydrated so plain water is the next best thing if you don’t have any coconut water

Sports drinks
Even though your body has lost some electrolytes, you don’t need to replace them right away. Save your money on Gatorade as it’s no better for a hangover than water from your tap.