Want some surprising wine facts? You are at the right place. In this article we will list some wine trivia that we challenge were mostly unknown to you. So, buckle up buddies. There’s a lot you can learn from this single article about one of your favorite drinks. Without further ado, let’s start…
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1. If you think wine comes in just two colors – red and white, you are grossly mistaken. There are other colors too! Those unique colors include Pink, Orange and Golden.
2. Red wines, compared to white wines, have more alcohol content and more calories in general.
3. There are many factors that determine the quality of the wine that will be produced. For instance, soil nutrient, variations in temperature, sunshine amount, fog, moisture etc. all determine the wine flavor.
4. If the grapes are grown on soil that is clay-heavy, the produced wine will have bolder taste compared to wine produced from grapes that grow on sandy soil.
5. Grapes grown on loamy soils will lead to wines that are called ‘tasteless’. Similarly, grapes from warmer climate will be usually picked when they become ripe. Such grapes will produce sweeter wine.
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6. Champagne is nothing but sparkling wine. However, it is called Champagne because it is produced from grapes grown in France’s northeast region called ‘Champagne’.
7. A sparkling wine sparkles because of the carbon dioxide bubbles present in it.
8. Red wines are to be served in wider glassware. This is because, a wide glass will help in oxidation, which eventually helps to support its taste. Similarly, white wine should be served in taller glasses which are less rounded to prevent too much oxidation. Oxidation overpowers white wine and destroys its flavor.
9. Red wine and white wine both pair with different types of food. Red wine is best served with red meat while white wine is best served with vegetables, poultry and fish.
10. There are some general rules of thumb when it comes to serving white wine or red wine. The rules are mentioned below:
- If you are serving both red and white wines to your guests, serve white before red.
- If you have younger and vintage wines, serve younger wine before vintage wine.
- If you have dry wines and sweeter wines, serve dry wine before sweeter wine.
- Serve white wine at a temperature of 45°F to 50°F.
- Serve red wine at a temperature of 50°F to 60°F.
- If you are serving red wine, put the bottle inside a refrigerator for 20 minutes before you serve.
- If you are serving white wine, remove the refrigerated bottle from refrigerator 20 minutes before you serve it.