10 Facts About Wine You May Not Know…

10 Facts I Bet You Never Knew About Wine

Here’s 10 Things I Bet You Never Knew About Wine…

  1. There’s a reason why you store wine sideways – it keeps it from drying out.
  2. Wine is actually good for your brain.
  3. Oenophobia meaning fear of wine is a real thing. 
  4. The world’s oldest bottle dates back to 325 A.D. and is on display in a museum in Speyer, Germany.
  5. Wine-flavoured Kit Kats are a thing. You can only get them in Japan.
  6. Toasting started in ancient Rome. When Romans would drop a piece of toasted bread into each glass to temper excessive acidity.
  7. Not all wines are vegan. Some go through a filtration process that uses animal byproducts like gelatin.
  8. Drinking to one’s health started in ancient Greece. The idea was that the host drank the first cup of wine to show his guests he wasn’t poisoning them.
  9. Women are better wine tasters. Because wine tasting has so much to do with smell and women have a better sense of smell than men. 
  10. Not all wines improve with age. In fact, 90% of wines should be consumed within a year of production.