Talk about well-aged! The art of wine making is believed to have been originated by the Mesopotamians around 6000 B.C.
A case of wine holds 12 bottles.
The overwhelming majority of Texas wine is consumed by Texans.
The use of cork as a seal for wine bottle dates back to the late 17th century – the corkscrew is a different story. This wonder of the wine-age was developed in the mid-1800s.
Ever wonder how many grapes you have to squeeze to get a single bottle of wine? On average, about 800.
The oldest winery in Texas, by far, is Val Verde Winery in Del Rio. It first began operation in 1833.
There are exceptions of course, but the standard wine bottle holds 750ml of wine.
If you’re planting a vineyard, use this formula: one acre of grapevines equals about 800 gallons of wine.
In France, they like their wine – and their statues. In fact, there are several statues in France honoring Thomas Munson, the brilliant Texas viticulturist who developed a phylloxera-resistant rootstock – some say single-handedly saving the European wine industry.
Think you’ve tried every wine out there? Doubt it. There are more than 10,000 varieties of wine grapes.
If you like the taste but are watching your waist, be aware that a glass of wine (about 4 oz.) contains about 85 calories.
You don’t want to break a wine barrel. It’s quite a spill – each barrel holds 60 gallons of wine.
The roots of the Texas wine industry date back more than three centuries.
Dom Perignon, the namesake of one of the world’s most noteworthy champagnes, was a blind monk.
When the Viking Leif Ericcson traveled to America, the first things to catch his eye were all the grapevines. In fact, he named the place “Vinland.”
Texas is the fifth largest wine producing state, behind California, New York, Washington and Oregon.
Americans import more wine from Australia than any other country. It finished ahead of Italy and France.
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