8 Details About Wine That Will Cultivate You

Wine is the classiest beverage in the world. Here are 8 details about wine that will surprise and cultivate your knowledge.

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Cleopatra’s favorite wine was Muscat of Alexandria, a rich sweet wine from Greece
 

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300 years ago, the most coveted wine was called Tokaji (“toe-kye”) Aszú (“ah-sue”). It was rich and sweet like maple syrup.
 

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John F. Kennedy (or was it Jackie?) drank white Bordeaux at the White House
 

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Wine grapes (vitis vinifera) originated in the ancient region of Caucasus
 

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a wine grape is about 2 times smaller than a regular grape.
 

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A bottle of wine is enough to make 2–3 people really happy
…and one person really drunk.
 

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A bottle of wine is made from 1.65 lbs (.75 kg) of grapes.
 

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France makes the most wine, but Spain has the most vineyards.
 

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There are more unique wine grape varieties in Portugal than the entire United States!

 

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly