10 fun facts about wine
Everyone loves a glass of wine
Here are 10 fun facts about wine that will make you look at your next glass of wine a little bit differently.
1. The custom of bumping glasses with a “cheers” greeting came from old Rome where they used this method to make sure no one is trying to poison the other (bumping glasses makes the drink spill from one cup to the other). This tradition started even earlier in ancient Greece – where the host was to drink the first cup of wine to show his guests he does not intend to poison them.
2. In ancient Rome, it was forbidden for women to drink wine. If a husband found his wife drinking wine he would be allowed, by law, to kill her. Thank God things have changed cause clearly I would be dead.
3. An ancient civilization that . The old kings avoided wine from the belief that the red alcoholic beverage is actually the blood of men who tried to fight the gods and failed. This is why, according to the Egyptians, what makes people act irrationally while drinking alcohol and this still holds true.
4. By law, you are not allowed to swallow wine during a wine tasting in Utah.
5. During the prohibition period in the United States, grape juice concentrate manufacturers took advantage of the big drinking lust Americans had and put a great warning sticker on their product saying “After you mix the concentrate with water, please do not keep the mix in a barrel for 20 days – as it will turn into wine.”
6. The world champion of recognizing wine by smell . Richard Juhlin was able to recognize 43 wines out of 50. For comparison – second place was only able to recognize 4 of them.
7. Does wine taste better with age? If you have an expensive bottle of wine it will get better with age. In this case, expensive equals a better quality of wine. A less expensive bottle of wine will be just that and it will never get better with age.
8. Can you tell if a wine is good by smelling the cork? No, you can’t, smelling the cork will tell you nothing. Smell the wine itself and taste it. Tasting is always the best way to know if a wine or food is what you want.
9. Learn To Speak ‘Sommelier’ As a rule of thumb, sommeliers have a handful of phrases they use when describing wine. Knowing them – and even better understanding them – is always going to come in handy. A complex is a wine that unfolds many different flavours as you drink. Crisp describes a fresh and often acidic wine on the palette. Dense means it is concentrated in flavour and aroma. Elegant means light and well-balanced. Flamboyant means fruity. Opulent means rich and bold.
10. A survey that was being held in Australia said that women that drink 2 cups of wine a day tend to enjoy sex more than women who don’t drink at all.
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