Fun Facts About Wine

Health Facts About Wine

  1. For men and women who drink moderately, red wine lessens their chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 30%
  2. Wine is fat-free and cholesterol-free.
  3. 20 glasses of apple juice contains the same amount of antioxidants one glass of red wine does.

Geography Facts About Wine

  1. European wines are named after their geographic location while non-European wines are named after different grape varieties.
  2. Andorra, a popular ski destination that borders France and Spain, drinks the most wine per capita at 57 liters, or 76 bottles of wine per person, per year.
  3. California has more chardonnay grapes than any place in the world.

History Facts About Wine

  1. The oldest known wine cellar was found in Israel on a site called Tel Kabri. This site used to hold a Canaanite city that dates all the way back to 1700 BC.
  2. During medieval times, the host always drank his wine first to prove that is was not poisoned.
  3. The signing of the Declaration of Independence was toasted with glasses of wine.

Weird Fun Facts About Wine

  1. Michael Jackson was a private drinker and used to drink wine in Diet Coke cans because he didn’t want his children to see him drinking.
  2. Benjamin Franklin was a huge wine advocate, stating that “wine makes daily living easier, less hurried with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”
  3. Some people actually have a fear of wine. It is called Oenophobia. For some it may be the fear of intoxication or fear of becoming addicted, but who knows?

Shooters Wood Fire Grill has a wide range of house wines available from Chardonnay to Moscato to Pinot Noir. Stop in and pair a glass of wine with a perfectly cooked Filet Mignon or Ribeye!