Interesting facts about the wine

Read interesting facts about the wine you probably didn’t know. There is a lot of story about wine, many are accurate, but most of them are misconceptions. Find out what is true and what is wrong about wine.

  1. The wine has almost the same number of calories as the same amount of grape juice.
  2. The largest wine drinkers – people in Luxembourg are drinking more wine than any other nation. Average consumption of wine in Luxembourg is 60 liters per capita, while Luxembourgers are followed by Italians and French.
  3. The average number of grape grains needed to get a bottle of wine is 600.
  4. In the US state of Utah, during tastings, wine should not be swallowed.
  5. Red wine stains – In the University of California red wine is poured on pieces of cloth of different materials: a mixture of polyester and cotton, pure cotton, nylon (polyamide synthetic) and silk. Of the eight different agents to remove stains, the least effective were salt and white wine. Black wine stains are best removed with a mixture of three percent hydrogen and liquid soap, mixed in equal quantities.
  6. The wine has so many chemical compounds that it is considered more complex than blood serum.
  7. The wine industry every year around the world uses about 13 billion closures of cork. Cork production has increased considerably in recent years, especially in Spain and Portugal, where large areas are planted with oak “Quercus suber L”. Closures are made from the bark of this tree, which can repair itself in cycles of nine or 12 years.
  8. The bubbles in champagne are, at the earliest manufacturers, considered very undesirable defects that should be avoided.
  9. It is not true that only wine with the addition of sulfur results in a headache. From each wine, you can feel the headache, if you drink too much.
  10. Serving temperature: Cooling reduces the sweetness of the wine. If the red wine becomes too warm, it can lose some of its fruit flavors.
  11. The inscription on one of the Greek amphorae for wine: Fill the empty glass, empty full, don’t leave it never full nor empty.
  12. When the grapes are harvested, enough would be to grind it and leave the natural yeasts that are found in the skin to come in contact with the natural sugars of the grape juice. No other human intervention is needed: ground and left for fermentation, every grape will give wine.
  13. A glass of champagne will produce more bubbles if the interior walls are not quite smooth because unevenness helps release carbon dioxide.
  14. Wine and cheese are products of fermentation and are often tasted together. There are different claims about which cheese goes with which type of wine, but most often red wine is combined with hard cheese and white with young cheeses.
  15. Madam Pompadour said that champagne is the only wine after which a woman remains beautiful.
  16. The first Bio winery was built in Poland in 2014. The whole building is constructed of wooden pallets, exterior and interior, everything was built by wooden pallets, wood wine racks are made of pallets, bar, chairs, etc. See more at https://www.wineandbarrels.co.uk/
  17. In Germany, in the Speyer Museum, there is a bottle of wine 1600 years old.