The wine has traveled a fascinating and a long journey. It takes years of research to understand its intricacy and be a wine connoisseur. There are some wine facts of which every wine enthusiast must have knowledge of, so that the next time when you’re a part of a celebration, you can describe to others about your love for wine and brag about it.
Fun facts related to wine:
To make a good first impression on a wine enthusiast, let us have a look at the fun and amazing, history and facts about wine.
- Origin of wine:
The wine was founded approximately 6000 years earlier in the middle-east. The earliest remnants were in Iran in the Neolithic Period (8500-4000 BC). Oldest cultivated wine dates back to (7000-5000 BC). People suppose that it was fermented by mistake. Native yeasts just came in contact with the stored grapes in the container, which converted the sugar of grapes into alcohol. Winemaking was then refined by the Egyptians and spread in the Mediterranean by the Greeks. The wine was made famous in Europe by the Romans, and the Spanish familiarized to the other parts such as Oceania and South Africa.
- The color of Wine:
You can make an idea about the geographical origin of a wine by looking at its color. Darker shades of wine, for example, the darkest red, yellow and white wines have their origin in warm climates whereas light shades of wine come from places with cooler climates of the world.
- Every wine is not beneficial to health:
Red wines have certain antioxidant elements like polyphenol and resveratrol, which have cardioprotective effects and anti-cancer properties. Grape skin is rich in antioxidants. This is the reason that red wine is rich in antioxidants than the white wine, which is processed without the skin of the grapes. On the contrary, drinking white wine sometimes increases the risk of contracting cancer. Therefore, it is not appropriate to drink more than 1 or 2 glasses of wine per day.
- You can identify the grape variety or the location by knowing the name of the wine:
Generally, wines made in Europe are named after their geographical origin of manufacture. One example is Bordeaux wine which is manufactured in Bordeaux region of France. Bordeaux wines are manufactured by Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon, Merlot and minimum amounts of Carmenere and Malbec. Wines which are not produced in Europe have the grape variety mentioned on their label.
- Monks are responsible for the production of wine:
Preservation and the innovation of the art of winemaking were done by the Monastic orders like Cistercians and Benedictines. We have to thank the monks that their research and never-ending efforts gave us an elaborate winemaking technology. Dom Perignon, which is one of the oldest wines in the world, is named after the monk Pierre Perignon (1638-1715). He was an advocate of winemaking and experimented with various new methods and improved winemaking. His techniques of winemaking are still relevant in the current world.
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