The 20 little known wine facts that we are going to narrate here today will either make your day or will at least make you think over and again. So, let us be wise and instead of spending too much time creating a nice opening paragraph, let us jump straight into these facts about wine…
Little Known Wine Facts: 1-5
1. Of all wine sales in restaurant, 55% sales come from red wines.
2. There is a condition called Oenophobia which literally means intense hatred for or fear of wine.
3. The history of wine in this entire world was profoundly affected by a single man. His name was Prophet Muhammad. After his death, it took only 10 years for wine to be completely banned in Arabia and then it was banned in every country where Muhammad was heeded.
4. Ancient Romans had this notion that the primary taste of wine is not of much importance and hence, they season their wines with additional flavors by adding things like absinthe, lead, onion root or asafetida, garlic and fermented fish sauce.
5. 4 to 5 years – that is the amount of time it takes for a fresh grape vine plantation to grow and become harvest-able.
Little Known Wine Facts: 6-10
6. Tiniest of temperature fluctuations can actually alter wine quality dramatically. It is because of this, Global Warming can actually redefine future wine growing.
7. It is a common belief among various wine makes and consumers that if wine is genetically modified, uniformity will be achieved but mystique and romance that have been traditionally associated with wine.
8. Hippocrates, in all his records of medicinal remedies, included wine. He argued that it helps convalescence, works as general antiseptic, works as diuretic and helps in cooling fevers.
9. Plato came up with an interesting argument that at the age of 18 one should start drinking wine. He or she should continue drinking it in moderation only to taste it until the person reaches the age of 31 and only after that person reaches the age of 40 should he or she as much wine as he or she wishes to so that the ‘crabbedness of old age’ can be cured.
10. Amphora was the standard wine container in ancient world. Amphora was a container that could be carried by two people. It was introduced in Egypt by the inventors – Canaanites (people who lived in Canaan) during 15th century BCE. Later, it was introduced across Mediterranean by forebears of Canaanites – the Phoenicians.
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