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WINE TRIVIA & FACTS

Women order a glass of wine 65% of the time in restaurants and 35% in bars. (2012)

According to the Wine Institute, U.S. per capita wine consumption in 1997 was 1.94 gallons, by 2008 it had increased to 2.48 gallons.

The Duplin Winery in North Carolina is the largest producer of Muscadine wines in the world and the oldest and largest winery in the state. The Muscadine grape is also known as Scuppernong, and the oldest cultivated grapevine in the U.S. is a 400 year old Scuppernong vine, the Mothervine, growing on Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

California's vineyards were less than 100,000 acres before Prohibition, and by the end of Prohibition had expanded to over 600,000 acres!

During Prohibition years when alcohol sales were banned by the 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1920-1933) wine growers would put large labels on their grape juice that stated:
'Warning: Will Ferment and turn into wine,'
and then proceeded to give detailed instructions of what NOT to do so the grape juice would not accidentally turn into wine!

California produces over 17 million gallons of wine each year.

California has more then 500,000 acres of wine grapes. (2005)

California accounts for more than 90% of U.S. wine production. (2004)

It takes about 2 1/2 pounds of grapes to produce a bottle of wine.

One acre of grapes can produce an average of about 15,000 glasses of wine.

There are about 3,000 commercial wineries in the U.S. (2004)

There is at least one winery in every state in the U.S.
California ranks 4th in world wine production, behind Italy, France and Spain.

Per capita wine consumption in the U.S. is about 2.7 gallons. (2003)

A 6 ounce glass of wine contains about 130 calories.

Benjamin Franklin's cure for flatulence was dried rhubarb and attar of roses dissolved in wine.

If white wine goes with fish, do white grapes go with sushi?


 

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