Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"If a life of wine, women and song become too much, give up the singing."                       -Anonymous-

DID YOU KNOW?

  • One bottle of wine = 750 ml or 1/5 gallon.
  • One barrel = 60 gallons or 300 bottles
  • One ton of grapes = approximately 700 bottles of wine.
  • One acre of vineyards of low yield for quality wines = 2-4 tons of grapes.
  • One acre of vineyards of high yield for less expensive wines = 10 tons of grapes.
  • One bottle contains 25.6 ounces of wine or about four glasses.
  • Four ounces of wine = about 85 calories.
  • Over 90% of the world's winee is consumed within two years of its vintage date.
  • It's estimated that 98% of all wine sold is consumed within one week of its purchase.
  • All 50 states can claim at least one commercial winery.
  • Pepsi Cola has a higher pH (acid level) than wine but the taste is lost in the sugar.
  • A bottle of sparkling wine has approximately 56 million bubbles, give or take a few million.
  • The average cost of of the grapes in a $20 bottle of wine is $2.64.
  • During Prohibition, a product called the "Grape Brick" was sold to wine-parched households across America.  Attached to the "brick" of dried and pressed wine grape concentrate was a packet of yeast, and the stern warning, "Do not add yeast or fermentation will result."
  • In Ancient Babylon, the brid's father would supply his son-in-law will all the mead (fermented honey wine) he could drink for a month after the wedding.  Because their calendar was lunar or moon-based, this period of free mead was called the "honey month," or what we now call the "honeymoon."

"Why is there so much wine left at the end of my money?"  -Anonymous-

1 Comments:

At March 10, 2009 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Ld4th said...

Tom,
Thanks for the great information... always helps to have good trivia at a wine party. Several weeks ago we discussed a winery near Klamath Falls, Oregon by the name of "12 Ranch Wines" in Bnanaza, OR. Here is the website for your and your readers' enjoyment:
www.12ranchwines.com

 

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