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10 Crazy Facts about Wine

Wine is such an old and complex drink that it will take us years to and years to study and learn about it to make a clear idea about it and name yourself a connoisseur.Wiine Me - Wine Box and Wine Gifts online

Still, there are a few facts about wine that everyone should know, just in case you find yourself at a posh party and you don’t want to make a fool of yourself by drinking wine with burger.

Well, let’s go together through the most amazing facts about wine and make you wine smart in less than 5 minutes.

 

1. Wine Drinking equals Better Sex

Perhaps one of the most amazing and at the same time interesting fact about wine is that, drunk regularly can better your sex life. An Italian study showed that women who have 2 glasses of wine daily enjoy better physically pleasures than women who don’t drink wine at all. Isn’t this a quite good reason to start drinking wine?

2. World’s Biggest Wine Consumers

Can you guess who the biggest wine consumers in the world are? Well, while Italy is world’s biggest wine producer, Italian are only #3 on our wine consumers list surpassed by France with 8.14 L per capita and Portugal with 6.65. Surprisingly, Croatia and Andorra are #4 and 5 on the list with 5.80 respectively 5.69 L per capita. When it comes to the biggest US wine consumers the leaders are: California, New York followed by Florida.

3. Monks were The Best Winemakers

Amazingly, the art of making wine was preserved and innovated in the Middle Ages, in the monastic orders. Thanks to the Cistercians and Benedictines we have such an elaborated and perfected winemaking technology today because they actually tasted the earth to discover how the soil changed from place to place. Thanks to Dom Pierre Perignon (1638-1715) we now enjoy the tastiest champagnes due to his share in founding many principles and processes in its production that are still used today.

4. Wine can Make You Sick Too

Wines and red wines in particular are known to contain many beneficial antioxidants that have cardio-protective effects. However, white wine it may slightly increase the risk of contracting certain kinds of cancer of the digestive tract, particularly the esophagus as some studies show. So, keep to 1 maybe 2 glasses of wine per day!

5. Wine Names Usually Indicate Location or Grape VarietiesWine Label bottle - Wiine Me

Most European wines are named after their geographic locations and some of the best known are Bordeaux wines that come from Bordeaux region of France. However, most non-European wines such as Pinot Noir and Merlot are named after different grape varieties. Now you know!

 

6. You Can Tell Wine Region by Their Color

One of the things that you can tell only by looking at the color of the wine, well, if you are a connoisseur, of course is the region and climate where the grape vine is located. Darker shades of wine, namely the blackest reds and gold whites come from warm climates while lighter colors come from cooler climates and are lighter and less lush.

7. An Enzyme causes Women Get Drunk Faster from Wine

Did you know that there’s an enzyme in the stomach that makes women get drunk faster from drinking wine? This enzyme is located in the linen of the stomach and it helps metabolize alcohol more efficiently. While men have more of this enzyme than women, they get drunk harder while women easier.

8. Oldest Winemaking Evidence Discovered in Middle East

Recent archaeological discoveries have found grape seeds dating from 8000 B.C. in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Also, the oldest pips of cultivated vines were found in Georgia, dating from 7000-5000 B.C. Winemaking was also attested in the oldest literary work known, the Epic of Gilgamesh which makes it a pretty ancient

9. There are Folks that Hate Wine

Yup! Amazingly, there are people around the world who have no other business than hating wine and there’s even a name for it, it is called “oenophobia”.

10. Wine Doesn’t Make You FatBest wine for a women on wiine.me

Well, beer makes that unaesthetic beer belly while wine prevents that from happening. In fact recent studies show that “women who drink regularly are less likely than non-drinking women to become obese”. So if you are about to start a diet to lose weight, than you should consider including wine on the menu as well.

 

For more tips, visit the Drink And Remember page of Wiine.Me, user uploaded lots of interesting wine tips and crazy facts.

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This entry was posted on September 2, 2013 by in Tips for food and wine.
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