Monday 5 March 2012

Funky Wine Stuff

Here's a whole bunch of funky wine related stuff, enjoy!

Wine Quotes
  • When I read about all the evils of drinking wine, I was so shocked, I gave up reading.
  • A “cork-tease” is someone who constantly talks about the wine he or she will open, but never does
  • Wine... the reason I get out of bed... every afternoon
  • Wine improves with age. The older I get, the more I like it
  • Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist. While you guys were arguing about the glass of wine. I drank it.   - The Opportunist
  • "Wine is constant proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy" - Benjamin Franklin
  • “Why is it that when you DO happen to spill red wine on yourself, you are ALWAYS wearing a white shirt??” – The Wine Oak
  • Compromises are for relationships, not wine. - Sir Robert Scott Caywood
  • “You haven't drunk too much wine if you can still lie on the floor without holding on” - Dean Martin

Wine Advice
  • The second cheapest bottle of wine on a winelist, generally has the highest mark up
  • Leave wine in your mouth for a second or 2. High quality wine tastes good but also has a long after-taste as opposed to a short after-taste

Wine Facts
  • A wine bottle which holds 20 times that of a standard bottle of wine, or 15 litres, is called a 'Nebuchadnezzar'
  • A wine that tastes watery is said to taste 'dilute.' It may have been made from grapes picked during a rainstorm.
  • The juice of most grapes is clear & virtually colourless, Pontac & Roobernet however, have red juice.
  • Grapes - the only fruit that is capable of producing proper nutrition for the yeast on its skin & sugar in its juice to ferment naturally
  • Wine is considered more complex than blood serum it has so many organic chemical compounds.
  • The average age of a French oak tree harvested for use in wine barrels is 170 years!
  • The average glass of red wine contains about 110 calories, while a glass of white wine has about 104
  • An aging barrel holds 59 gallons; 225 litres; 300 bottles; 24 cases or 1800 125ml glasses - In my case 900 250ml glasses ;)
  • The auger, or curly metal part of a corkscrew, is sometimes called a worm.
  • The average life of a vine is 40 years, but with no disease & temperate weather, vines can live up to 100 years.
  • It is theorized there are approximately 44 million bubbles in a bottle of sparkling wine/ champagne

  • 'Oenophobia' is an intense fear or hatred of wine.
  • "Women who drink 2 glasses of wine a day are said to be more active in bed. In simple words, they enjoy sex better." Drink up ladies ;)
  • Early Roman women were not allowed to drink wine. If their husbands found about their wine drinking, they had the liberty to kill them
  • You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork, than by a poisonous spider
  • A raisin dropped into a glass of champagne will repeatedly bounce between the top and bottom of the glass
  • Marilyn Monroe is said to have taken a bath in 350 bottles worth of champagne.
  • The hobby of collecting champagne bottle tops is called plagueusephilia

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