- One barrel of wine equals 20 cases, which equals 1,200 glasses.
- A ton of grapes makes about 720 bottles of wine or 60 cases.
- Each bottle of wine contains about 2.8 pounds of grapes; that means each five-ounce glass of wine contains a little over a half a pound of grapes per vine.
- One vine annually produces between four and six bottles of wine, or between 20 and 30 glasses.
- Only nine percent of Napa County is planted to vines. Napa Valley only accounts for four percent of California’s total wine production.
How many calories are in a glass of wine?
- 120 calories in a medium glass of red wine,
- 108 calories in a medium glass of white wine,
- 113 calories in a medium glass of champagne.
Cork or Screwtop?
today, synthetic corks are better than wood corks at keeping wine from losing its flavor. Screw tops get such a bad rap. I bet you never had a spoiled bottle of screw top wine from air getting into the bottle. There are amazing bottles of wine that come with a stelvin (screw top) closure. Imagine, out on the beach or park having that special moment with someone. You take out the wine glasses and pull out the bottle, the mood is right and your looking forward to trying that wine. Hmm, I thought I put the wine opener in the bag. The evening is taking a bad turn. If your wine was screw top you would not have to worry. You just need a good twist of the wrist.
Ideal temperatures for wine:
Reds: about 65 degrees Fahrenheit, or slightly chilled.
Whites: 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit, or chilled in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Champagne or sparkling wine: Completely chilled.
For a quick chill, get a bucket and fill with ice water, stick the wine in there for about 20 minutes
How many grapes are in one glass of wine?
Over a half pound of grapes in a 5 oz. glass of wine.
How many glasses are in one bottle of wine?
A little over 4 glasses in a 750 ml. bottle of wine.
California, New York, and Florida lead the United States in wine consumption
Wine tasters swirl their glass to encourage the wine to release all of its powerful aromas. Most don’t fill the glass more than a third full in order to allow aromas to collect and to not spill it during a swirl.
Most wine is served in a glass that has a gently curved rim at the top to help contain the aromas in the glass. The thinner the glass and the finer the rim, the better. A flaring, trumpet-shaped class dissipates the aromas
When tasting wine, hold the wine in the mouth for a moment or two and then either swallow it or, spit it out, I try to never waste wine, therefore I rarely spit. If at a formal tasting it is acceptable to spit into a bucket or vase they will have on the table. A really good wine will have a long aftertaste, while an inferior wine will have a short aftertaste
The worst place to store wine is usually in the kitchen because it is typically too warm to store wine safely. Refrigerators are not recommended for storing wine either. Even at their warmest setting, they’re too cold. If you are going to drink the wine within a week or two, you can store it in the refrigerator.
The vintage year isn’t necessarily the year wine is bottled, because some wines may not be bottled the same year the grapes are picked. Typically, a vintage wine is a product of a single year’s harvest. A non-vintage wine is a blend of wines from two or more years.
A wine that has a musty smell, similar to wet cardboard or mold, may mean that the bottle is “corked” (the bottle has a contaminated cork)