10 Fun Facts About Wine

by Taryn Lachter

Wine’s fun!

You already knew that and so did we but we thought it was worth mentioning again.

We spend a lot of time on this blog explaining scientific wine topics and geographical information (which is super important, don’t get us wrong) but we thought it was time for a little lighthearted fun about our favorite beverage. 

Wine’s fun! You already knew that and so did we but we thought it was worth mentioning again. We spend a lot of time on this blog explaining scientific wine topics and geographical information (which is super important, don’t get us wrong) but we thought it was time for a little lighthearted fun about our favorite beverage. 

Below are 10 fun facts about our great friend, wine. Enjoy!

  1. The oldest known wine cellar was on the Titanic. When divers went down to explore the wreckage, they found bottles intact.
  2. Grapes are the most planted fruit in the entire world, which is a good thing since one ton of grapes can produce 720 bottles of wine. 
  3. Wines get their color from a pigment found in the grape skins called anthocyanin.
  4. Although they have different varietal names, many of the biggest red wines come from one singular grape species: Vitis Vinifera. 
  5. Any region in the world can produce sparkling wine but only Champagne, France can make Champagne.
  6. China is the leading market for red wine in the world because the color red is considered lucky in the Chinese culture.
  7. The aromas in wine come from a rose ketone compound called damascenone which is responsible for scents like floral tea, honey, and dark berries.
  8. Wine is so full of antioxidants that you’d need to drink seven glass of orange juice to match one glass of wine.
  9. Vin Mariani was a French brand of wine in the late 1800s that put coca leaves in their wine. Narcotics laws made it illegal later in the 1900s.
  10. There are people who are afraid of wine. It’s called oenophobia. We don’t get it. 


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