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Raidis Estate

Raidis Estate
 
10 March 2020 | Raidis Estate

Let’s talk juicy grapes

Vintage is in full swing for another year, we thought we'd share some facts and things you may not know about grapes. Those juicy fruits that come off the vines and make some delicious wines.

 

So, here are some juicy grape facts; suitable to tell your friends at a dinner party over a bottle of your favourite vino or to be used at a trivia night. 

 

  • Though you’ll commonly hear grapes referred to as “fruit,” botanists technically classify grapes as berries since each fruit forms from a single flower.

 

  • It takes about 2.5 pounds of grapes to make one bottle of wine.

 

  • There are more than 8,000 grape varieties known to scientists, and more than 1,300 varieties are currently used to make wine around the world.

 

  • Raisins are dried sweet grapes. The drying happens naturally when the grapes are left in sunlight.

 

  • Grapes come in many colours, including green, red, black, yellow, pink, and purple. "White" grapes are green.

 

  • Grapes are made up of 80% water, which makes them a low-calorie dessert or snack.

 

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