15 Fast Track Fun Facts about Wine

15 Fast Track Fun Facts about Wine

15 Fast Track Fun Facts about Wine

Wines can be spotted everywhere, be it a fine restaurant, a wedding function, or a small gathering. However, not many of us know wine that much as they think we do. So, here are 15 interesting, fun, and kickass facts about wine, so that you can grow your knowhow on the amazing drink.

  • An African organization named “Wine to Water” uses wine tastings for digging wells.
  • There is a spa in Japan, where you can swim in wine.
  • A German museum has the oldest preserved wine, which is aged around 1700 years.
  • “Legs” indicates that the wine has high alcohol content and does not indicate quality.
  • 14-year-olds can drink wine and beer in Germany with parental supervision; 16-year-olds can drink them without parental supervision; and 18 and above can drink any alcohol without any supervision.
  • An experiment in 1997 reveled that more customers bought French wine when French music was played in the store, and more German wines were bought when German music was played.
  • Once a wine made from tent caterpillars received a 7/10 rating in a blind test, as the testers said it tasted like grape wine.
  • A seagull wine is made by stuffing a full seagull in a bottle and then left to ferment in the sun.
  • To make the Tiger Bone Wine, tigers in China are bred in captivity. In fact, the number of tigers in captivity is higher than the wild tigers.
  • An experiment found that wines with hard to pronounce names were bought with higher prices. Wine drinkers paid more for such wines and reported that they were worth the money.
  • Dandelion flowers can be used to make wine.
  • You can get Cobra Red Wine from the restaurants in Vietnam. If you order one, a live cobra will be killed on the spot, its blood will be poured into a glass of rice wine, and you get it topped with the cobra still breathing its last breath.
  • The oldest wine cellar in the world is in the wreck of Titanic. Despite the depth and wreckage, the bottles are still intact.
  • In 2001, Bordeaux Wine with an average price got a very low score by a bunch of wine experts when served in a cheap bottle. The same wine received the highest score when it was served in an expensive bottle.
  • In a famous blind wine-tasting event in 2003, a Swedish man won the first prize by correctly naming 43 out of 50 wines. The second prize winner could identify only 4.