Pour a glass of your favorite wine on May 25 to participate in National Wine Day. Celebrated each year, it has a sister holiday in February, National Drink Wine Day.
Made from fermented grapes or other fruits, wine is an alcoholic beverage. During the fermentation processes, yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes converting it into alcohol. Different grapes produce different wines.
Winemakers will combine different wines to create more complex flavors. Wines made from fruit or honey are often named according to the variety of fruit used.
- The longest recorded champagne cork flight was 177 feet and 9 inches, four feet from level ground at Woodbury Vineyards in New York State.
- Thomas Jefferson helped stock the wine cellars of the first five U.S. presidents and was very partial to fine Bordeaux and Madeira.
- Chilling tones down the sweetness of wine. If a red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.
- The Irish believe that fairies are extremely fond of good wine.
- Foot treading of grapes is still used in producing a small quantity of the best port wines.
- Drinking wine can improve your sex life
- The world’s biggest red wine consumers are the Chinese but a really small country is rocking first place per capita basis.
- When it comes to the biggest US wine consumers the leaders are: California, New York followed by Florida.
- We have monks to thank for our wine. Monastic orders such as the Cistercians and Benedictines preserved and innovated the art of winemaking during the Middle Ages
- Not every wine improves your health
- Wine Names Usually Indicate Location or Grape Varieties
- The color of the wine tells you about its geographical origin
- Women get drunk faster from wine because of their water to fat ratio
- Wine was discovered about 6,000 years ago in the Middle East
- There are folks that are afraid of wine. There are people around the world who hate wine and there’s even a name for it, it is called “oenophobia”.
- Wine Doesn’t Make You Fat