Good morning beautiful readers 🙂 if you know me you know I have a very curious mind and love learning new information. Recently I have been diving into the world of wine and thought I would share some of the really cool facts I have learned in my studies. Make sure to hit the subscribe button to get notified when I publish new posts and stay up to date on all things blonde! I hope you enjoy and have a beautiful start to your week 🤗
- Wine is fat free and contains no cholesterol
- A bottle of wine contains 600-800 grapes
- Costco is the largest retailer of wine in the United States, selling over $750 million in wine every year
- People generally drink more red wine than white
- Celebrity branding accounts for more than $50 million in wine sales by the year 2009, just imagine how high the sales are now!
- The United States consumed over 745 million gallons of wine by the year 2010, that is the equivalent of 1,128 olympic sized swimming pools. We are the number two consumer of wine in the world behind France, and will soon be number one.
- A “Vintage” means the year the grapes were harvested. Every year is a vintage year.
- Despite contrary belief, most wines do NOT get better with age. Over 90 percent of all wines made in the world should be consumed within one year, and less than 1 percent should be consumed after 5 years. (Keep in mind: that 1 percent still counts for about 350 million bottles of wine every vintage)
- The color of wine comes entirely from the skin of the grape. Many white wines are made from red grapes
- The top 3 imported wines sold in the US are Yellow Tail (Australia), Cavit (Italy) and Concha y Toro (Chile)
- A bottle of wine is 86 percent water
- The higher the alcohol content in a bottle of wine, the more body, or weight it will usually have
- The top 5 countries in wine grape acreage worldwide: Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, United States
- Aside from tannin, red wine contains Reseveratrol, which has been associated with anticancer properties by medical studies
- White wines gain color as they age, red wines lose color as they age
- The term “Brix” is the winemaker’s measure of sugar in grapes
- The residual sugar that is left over after the fermentation process is what creates the sweetness in wines
- Since 2001, wine has had the largest growth rate of all alcoholic beverages
- The three major types of wine are: Table wine (8 to 15 percent alcohol), Sparkling wine (8 to 12 percent alcohol), and Fortified wine (17 to 22 percent alcohol)
- There are more acres of grapes planted than any other fruit crop in the world
Thank you so much for reading this week’s blog post! All information can be found from Kevin Ziraly’s Windows on the World Complete Wine Course. If you liked this week’s blog post make sure you hit the subscribe button to get notified of my new blog posts and share with your friends and family. Have a beautiful day and I will meet you all here next week 😇
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