We drink it, we love it, we want to know everything about it! History, trivia, facts and figures. Isn't wine just the best? Here we go.
Benjamin Franklin was quoted: “Wine makes daily life easy, less hurried, with fewer tension and more tolerance”.
Both red and white grapes produce a clear juice; it’s the grape’s skin that determines the color of the wine. To produce red wine, the grape skins are left in the juice during fermentation.
Younger red wines are better than older ones
It's a common misconception that the older the wine, the better; but this only applies for particular wines. It is true that some wines may taste better when they are well-aged, but this will not always apply to all wines or when talking about the health aspect. Old red wine will not contain as much tannin as younger red wines.
A standard glass of dry red wine contains around 110 calories, for white there can be 160. Sweeter wine has more calories.
Martin Luther said “Beer is made by men, wine by God.”
Red wine has health benefits
Small doses of wine can be more beneficial to you than not drinking it at all. Red wine has antioxidants that help prevent cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Drinking more than you are supposed to also is not good, but wine has some health properties that can contribute to your overall health.
You would need to drink 20 glasses of apple juice or seven glasses of orange juice to obtain the same amount of antioxidants you’d get from a glass of wine.
One grape vine produces 10 bottles. One acre can contain 400 vines, resulting in five tons of grapes.
The reason some people get headaches after drinking red wine is because of histamines found in the skin of grapes. Anyone sensitive to histamines is more likely going to get a headache.
“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” Joan Collins