12 Fun Facts About Wine

12 Fun Facts About Wine

There is a lot of fun, weird facts about wines I heard of in the past and even presently, that’s why in today’s post, I will be letting you onto 12 fun, wired facts about wines.

Wine is an old-age tradition that has been around for centuries. It is a sophisticated drink that takes years to produce to achieve the perfect taste. Every bottle is fermented with science and history.

Here are some fun, weird, and amusing facts about wines.

1. Grapes are the most planted fruit all over the world.

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A grape is a fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis.

Grapes can be eaten fresh as table grapes or they can be used for making wine, jam, grape juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit, generally occurring in clusters.

2. A ton of grapes can be produced into 720 bottles of wine.

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A ton of grapes makes about 720 bottles of wine or 60 cases. One vine annually produces between 4 and 6 bottles of wine, or between 20 and 30 glasses. Each bottle of wine contains about 2.8 pounds of grapes.

3. Apparently, some people have a “fear of wine,” and it’s called Oenophobia.

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This uncommon fear is called Oenophobia and is the irrational fear of wine. Oenophobia (from oenos, Greek for wine) is the fear of wine. The most common reason why people fear wine is because they contain alcohol, which is a toxin that could cause unpleasant effects. People suffering from methyphobia (fear of alcohol) would fear wine and beer (zythophobia).

4. There are 10,000 varieties of wine grapes existing worldwide.

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Humans have been cultivating grapevines (Vitis vinifera, a different species than the table or concord grape) for wine since the neolithic era. There are now more than 10,000 wine grape varieties in the world, but only a few dozen have achieved widespread popularity and acclaim.

Some grapes, like primitivo/zinfandel and syrah/shiraz, have different names depending on where they are grown. The most popular grapes, including cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, are easy to grow in various climates and can be made in a variety of styles to fit a broad range of consumer tastes.

5. “Aroma” is the term for the fragrance of young wine, while “Mellow” is for old wine.

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In general, a wine’s “aroma,” or “nose,” is the smell of the wine in the glass. The aroma can be floral, citrus, fruity, vegetal, earthy, or any number of familiar scents depending on the grape variety used, the winemaking process implemented and the wine’s storage conditions.

6. Wine tasters “swirl” the wine in their glass to release its aromas.

Understanding Wine Aroma | RÖD Wine

Swirling causes alcohol to evaporate which delivers the aroma compounds in wine to your nose. Swirling helps release hundreds of different aroma compounds found in wine. These compounds are the reason why wine has such an array of aromas.

7. The largest bottle of wine is the “Nebuchadnezzar.”

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It equates to 20 regular-sized bottles or around 15 liters.

8. “Toasting” originated in ancient Rome when they retained Greek traditions. It’s derived from dropping a piece of toasted bread in wine to soften bitter tastes.
9. The sweetness of wine is reduced when you chill it. Red wine, however, loses its fruity flavor if it becomes too warm.
10. From reducing the risk of cancer to promoting longevity, drinking red wine has been attributed to positive health benefits as long as you drink moderately.

11. Red grapes are older than white wine grapes.

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After the grapes are picked and head to the cellar for winemaking, different processes are used to make red wine versus to make white wine. One of the most important differences is that red wines are fermented with grape skins and seeds and white wines are not. This is because all the color in red wine comes from the skins and seeds of the grapes.

12. Red wines commonly contain fewer sulfites than white wines.

What other fun and wired facts about wines have you heard of? Leave your comments

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