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12 March 2019 | Raidis Estate | Raidis Estate

Some completely useless wine facts that are worth knowing!

 

There are so many fun facts about wine; it’s uses, it’s drinkers and what people do when they drink too much (which we won’t go into). And, there are also a lot of fun facts that are worth knowing, even if it’s just for a trivia night.

 

So how many of these did you know before?

 

  • The oldest preserved bottle of wine is nearly 1700 years old and it is on display in a German museum. That’s one hell of an old wine! I wonder if it will ever be opened?

 

  • Rumour has it putting ice and salt in a bucket will chill white wine or Champagne faster. We are yet to try this but if you know the answer, we’d love to hear it!

 

  • Always pushing the boundaries of the weird and wonderful... In Japan, there is a spa where you can swim in wine. EWWW

 

  • True or false? – Do you pronounce the “t” in Moët & Chandon Champagne? Potentially depends on how upper crust you are.

 

  • Prince Charles has an Aston Martin that runs on biofuel made out of wine. Completely useless fact but interesting nonetheless.

 

  • According to the Wine Institute, Vatican City drinks the most wine per capita in Europe at 74 litres of wine per person per year. That's a full two times more wine per capita than Italy. Clearly ‘Holy water’!

 

  • A red wine glass should have an edge that's angled slightly inward. Supposedly to make it easier to smell the wine's aromas.

 

  • Australia has some of the oldest grape vines in the World. True story.

 

  • An experiment was conducted in 2001 with 54 undergraduates who were studying wine tasting and winemaking at the University of Bordeaux. The researcher asked them to describe one glass of white wine and one glass of red wine. They didn't know that the glass of red wine was actually white wine dyed red. Not one of the 54 students realized they were drinking white wine.

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