Updated: Oct 21, 2020
Did you know-
-that grapes have a natural chemical balance and therefore ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients.
-Anyone with intense fear or hatred for wine has a condition called: “oenophobia.”
-The dark green wine bottle was invented during the 1600's in England.
-Before wine bottles existed, wine had been kept in goat skin bags . (Think Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones.)
-The Tannins in leather enhance the flavor and texture of the wine.
-The nose is what "knows" good wine. So the term "wine tastings" can be misleading. Many sommeliers agree that smell is by far the most important of the five senses when sipping wine. This is due to a part of the brain called the 'limbic system' which is responsible for picking up odors and translating them into what we call smells.
-Wine is made with grapes, but NOT the grapes you would find at the grocery store...
(~info from: siponthisjuice.com and vivino.com )