Today, I thought I would drop a little wine knowledge on you with some fun facts about wine that you might not know! I love learning new things, don’t you?
On average, how many grapes does it take to make a bottle of wine?
It takes about 2 ½ pounds or 4-5 clusters of grapes to make a bottle of wine.
How many calories are in a 5 oz. glass of wine?
Depends on varietal but on average, between 100-125 calories.
What does the vintage date on a bottle of wine refer to?
It refers to when the grapes were harvested.
How many gallons of wine are in a barrel?
There are 60 gallons of wine in a barrel.
How many bottles of wine can you make from one wine barrel?
You can make 300 bottles of wine from one barrel.
How many varieties of grapes exist in the world?
Over 10,000. There are A LOT!
What are the 3 traditional Champagne grapes?
The grapes are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunieur.
How many grapevines are there on one acre of land?
400 vines make up an acre on a vineyard.
What’s the world’s most planted grape varietal?
The most planted grape varietal is Airén. It occupies over 1 million acres in Spain and is made into a white wine but is also used to make brandy.
How much White Zinfandel is consumed in this country?