10 May Wine Facts Part Two
We’ve gone over a few wine facts before, but we found some new ones that might be interesting. There’s always something new to learn with any topic and wine is no different. So without any delay, let’s jump into some fun facts about wine!
Did you know that when referring to the scent of a young wine it is called an aroma but when dealing with mature wine a more subtle bouquet is the term?
In the Old Testament, only the book of Jonah has no mention of wine or the vine.
Red wine has antioxidant properties and contains resveratrol. This is more common than in white wine.
New York, Florida, and California lead the US in wine consumption.
Romans discovered that mixing lead with wine gave it a sweet taste and helped to preserve the wine. Lead poisoning was also one of the causes of the decline of Rome.
White wine should be served before red, younger wines should be served before older wines, and dry wine should be served before sweet wines.
The kitchen is generally too warm a place to store wine and refrigerators tend to be too cold for long-term storage. Serving temperatures should range from 45-50 degrees for white wines and 50-60 degrees for red wines.
A vintage year isn’t always the year a wine is bottled. Some wines are not bottled the same year the grapes are picked. A vintage wine is generally a product of a single year’s harvest and a non-vintage wine is a blend of wines from multiple years.
A masculine wine usually refers to a wine that full while a feminine wine is one that is more delicate than most.
There is so much to learn about wine and things you may never have even thought about needing or wanting to know. But the beauty of any passion is the ability to dig deeper and learn more every day. If you read a fact here you didn’t know before, try looking into more information about wine and see what you can learn. You might just be surprised by some of the things you can find!
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