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Interesting Facts about Wine
 Whats more fun than to learn about wine. Of course you should have a glass of wine in hand when learning. So grab a glass, and have fun with these fun facts that Wine Folly put together. Let’s learn about wine!

Wine Drinking Facts:
  • On average, 2 people can finish a full bottle of wine in 2.5 hours.
  • A 750 ml bottle of wine is 25.36 oz or 5 glasses
  • If you drink a bottle of wine a week for your entire adult life you will consume about 2,970 bottles of wine. 
  • If you drink a glass of wine a night every night of your adult life, you will drink an equivalent of 4,160 bottles of wine.
  • A bottle of wine has an average of 750 calories (range is 460–820 depending on style for dry wines)
  • Dry wine has zero fat and 0-2g of carbs.
  • Sweet wine has zero fat and ranges from 3–39g carbs.
How Heavy is a Bottle of Wine?
  • An average full bottle of wine weighs 2.65 lbs.
  • An average bottle of wine contains 1.65 lbs of wine grapes.
  • A case of 12 bottles of wine weighs about 30–40 lbs.
  • Heavy glass bottles can account for over 50% of total weight of a wine bottle.
  • In 2012, the EU exported 1.57 billion pounds of bottled wine (includes weight of glass) to the US.
Wine Production Facts
  • There are 1,368 confirmed wine varieties in the world.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted grape variety in the world.
  • In 2010, the world produced enough wine for everyone to have 5 bottles.
  • The average bottle of wine contains 520 grapes;  Range is 300 – 910 grapes per bottle depending on wine grape for example:
  • 550 grapes in a bottle of Merlot
  • 600 grapes in a bottle of Chardonnay
  • 910 grapes in a bottle of Albariño (on average)
  • About 5.5 bunches of grapes go into a bottle of wine.
  • There are 5 bottles in a gallon of wine.
  • In the US, you can legally produce 200 gallons of wine for personal use.
  • There are 295 bottles in a standard wine barrel.
  • About 600 bottles are made with a ton of grapes.
  • An acre of vineyard can make anywhere from 600–3600 bottles of wine.
Thanks Wine Folly for all the fun information!

Post By:   Deanna Albertson

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