Some people have a vast knowledge of wine, others just enjoy the taste.
Here are 10 fun facts most people don’t consider when popping the cork on their favorite bottle of wine:
- One bottle of wine contains 2.4 pounds of grapes and 750 ml of liquid, which makes about four glasses of wine.
- A crop of newly-planted grape vines takes four to five years to grow before it can be harvested.
- Wines change color as they age. Specifically, as white wines age, they gain richness in color; as red wines age, they lose vibrancy and color.
- Approximately 330 million cases (12 bottles per case) of wine are consumed by U.S. citizens annually.
- According to Delish.com, the top three imported wines sold in the U.S. are Yellowtail (Australia), Cavit (Italy), and Concha y Toro (Chile).
- More than 90 percent of all wines should be consumed within one year. Three notable wines that get better with age are: Châteaux of Bordeaux, (California) Cabernet Sauvignon and vintage port.
- Red wine represents 55 percent of restaurant wine sales.
- Oenophilia is a term for love of wine. Oenophobia is an intense fear, anxiety or hatred of wine.
- Wine contains more chemical compounds than blood.
- The day Americans drink the most wine: Thanksgiving.