Wine facts! Yes, this article is all about one of our favorite drinks. Here, you get to know some of the most little known facts about wine that you will enjoy reading and will, at the same time, garner some knowledge. It will be a mix and match of health facts and fun facts about wine. So, get ready and grab a glass of wine!
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1. There are increasing number of evidences that show that when one drinks wine regularly (albeit in moderation), the chances of contracting heart diseases, gum diseases, stroke and Alzheimer disease reduce significantly.
2. The red color of the red wine comes from the color that gets extracted from the skins of grapes during the process of fermentation. White wine? Well, in this case, grapes without skins are fermented.
3. The smell that emanates from young wine is referred to as “aroma”. While the smell that emanates from a mature wine is referred to as “bouquet”.
4. Wine has several health benefits but that doesn’t mean it won’t harm. Evidences suggests that drinking wine can increase the risk (albeit marginally) of digestive tract cancer (in particular, esophagus) and even breast cancer.
5. Compared to white wine, red wine has more antioxidant properties. Red wine contains resveratrol , which is the primary element responsible for mitigating cardiac diseases.
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6. Red wine is known to have antioxidants but did you know that Soy Sauce beats red wine in that by a huge margin? Soy Sauce has 10x more antioxidants.
7. Speyer, Germany is the town from where the oldest known wine has been recovered. Dating all the way back to 325 CE, the wine was recovered from one of two sarcophaguses of the Roman era found in the town. You can see the wine on display at Historisches Museum der Pfalz.
8. France leads the world in wine production followed by Italy and Spain respectively. California in USA is the world’s fourth largest wine producer.
9. Wine sellers who were fraudulent were to be punished by drowning in river. This is actually mentioned in Code of Hammurabi of 1800 BCE.
10. Want to know whether a wine is really good or has an inferior quality? Take a sip of the wine and hold in your mouth for one or two moments. Then spit it out into spittoon or simply swallow it. Now wait and see how long the aftertaste remains. The longer it remains, the better it is.