Sep 16, 2011
Foodie Friday -- W is for WINE
Thought I would share some "factoids" about WINE.
** Wine is #1 among the world's fruit crops, in number of acres planted.
** 30 million gallons of wine were lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
** It takes 4-5 years to harvest a commercial crop from newly replanted grape vines.
** 10,000 of wine grapes exist worldwide.
** A bottle of opened wine stored in the refrigerator lasts 10X longer than it would if stored at room temp.
** CA, NY and FL are the top three U.S. states in terms of wine consumption.
** Red wine accounts for 55% of restaurant wine sales.
** There are approximately 20 billion bottles of wine produced worldwide each year.
** In Ancient Egypt, commoners drank beer and elite drank wine.
** You can find the word vineyard(s) more than 100 times in the King James Bible.
Vintage glasses look lovely on your table, and I am certain wine (or any beverage) tastes better when served in vintage style. Here are 2 lovely selections available from etsyvintageteam members:
Lastly, a FAB vintage WINE RACK to house those precious bottles: