While there are several wine connoisseurs out there, many people are merely novices when it comes to knowing everything there is to know about wine. Rather than taking the time to understanding as much as you can about wine, consider learning a few facts about wine that not everyone will know about it. Here are a few fun facts to get you started.
1. The dinner host is supposed to taste the wine before anyone else.
This is to ensure the guests that the wine is not poisoned. This is a tradition that came out of ancient Greece. Similar to this tradition, people used to clink their glasses roughly together to spill their drinks into each other’s glasses. This is for each person to be assured that the other person has not poisoned their drink.
2. Women are better at wine tasting.
Women have a better sense of smell and it gets even better when they are at a reproductive age. Wine tasting involves smelling the wine to detect all of the flavors. Therefore, it only makes sense that women have an easier time differentiated between all of the smells and tastes.
3. The Kitchen is the worst place to store wine.
Kitchens are typically too warm due to using appliances such as the oven and stovetop. Refrigerators are also not great because even when set on the warmest setting they are too cold for adequate storage. This is why many people purchase wine coolers to store their wine.
4. Wine has many medicinal purposes.
Wine as used as far back as Hippocrates who was the father of medicine. He used it as a general antiseptic, a diuretic, and to help cool fevers, and help rehabilitation. Recently, it has also been found that wine can reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and gum disease.
5. It takes years before grapes can be harvested.
After a crop of grape vines are planted it will take about four to five years before they are ready to be picked. Wine not only takes a while to age, it takes years for the main ingredient to grow.
So even you do not have to be a wine expert to stump someone with a few random wine facts. You can pull out these trivial tidbits the next to you go to a wine restaurant. Plus, who knows, maybe you will be mistaken for a wine sommelier.
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