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You know you’re a wino if…

…you decided to share a bunch of wine facts.  Facts, that you in fact, saw on someone else’s blog and knew that you too needed to share this random wine trivia.  I like wine.  And I like random trivia.  Enjoy!

Vine Facts
1 grape cluster = 1 glass
75 grapes = 1 cluster
4 clusters = 1 bottle
1 vine = 10 bottles
1200 clusters = 1 barrel
1 barrel = 60 gallons
60 gallons = 25 cases
30 vines = 1 barrel
400 vines = 1 acre
1 acre = 5 tons
5 tons = 332 cases

Bottle Sizes
Split = 1/4 bottle
Magnum = 2 bottles
Jeroboam = 4 bottles
Methuselah = 8 bottles
Salmanazar =12 bottles
Balthazar = 16 bottles
Nabuchadnezzar = 20 bottles

Wine Trivia

  • There are 20 million acres of grapes planted worldwide.
  • California produces approximately 77% of the US wine grape crop.
  • 30 million gallons of wine were lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
  • There are currently 10,000 varies of grapes worldwide.
  • There is at least one commercial winery in every state in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska.
  • The average age of an oak tree used for a wine barrel is 170 years.
  • Only 5% of an oak tree is suitable for making wine barrels, therefore it can take up to 20 oak trees to make one wine barrel.
  • Portugal has 1/3 of the worlds cork forests and supplies 85-90% of the corks used in the US.
  • The longest recorded champagne cork flight was 177 feet and 9 inches.

Thank you Blah Blah Blahger for sharing!


maria andros - December 7, 2010 - 7:27 am

Thanks for the post, keep posting stuff

autism symptoms - November 25, 2010 - 6:03 pm

Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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