Fun Wine Facts

Since wine and food are partners in life, and I love to share fun food facts with with you, More Fun Food Facts I think it is only fitting that I share some fun wine facts with you as well. You also know how much I love my wines too. Good wine and good food are two of my favorite things in life, and it is even better when shared with good friends or loved ones.

  1. Grapes are the most planted fruit in the world. And a large portion of those grapes goes into making wines from all over the world.
Bordeaux Grapes On Vines In French Vineyard Medoc Stock Photo - Image of  grapevine, beautiful: 161774576

2. In order to make 720 bottles of wine, you need 1 ton of grapes.

Who much wine do you get out of a ton of grapes? | Italian wine, Wine  vineyards, Italy wine

3. To quench their thirst, people drank wine instead of water centuries ago. During that time, water wasn’t clean all the time, and natural fermentation, when the wine is made, could kill germs caused by typhi (salmonella) and cholera.

History of wine - Wikipedia

4. During the early Roman times, it was forbidden for women to drink wine. Wives who were caught by their husbands drinking wine could be killed if caught in the act. All I can say to this is thank God I am NOT living in the times of the Ancient Romans. I would have been killed a LONG time ago!

Newsweek AMPLIFY 30 Fun Facts About Wine

5. In ancient Greece, the host of dinner would take the first sip of wine to assure that the wine served to guests wasn’t poisoned. The act of courtesy was where the phrase “drinking to one’s health” originated.

The Cycle of Wine: Wine Goes Back to Original Form

So drink up. Drink the nectar from the Gods and drink in good health. A Votre Sante! Salud! Slainte! Cheers! To your health!

Stay safe, stay well and don’t forget to drink your wine. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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