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Monday, December 12, 2016

Wine making (and drinking) has a career almost as long as written history. Archaeologists found grape seeds, usually considered evidence of winemaking, dating from 8000 B.C. in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.

So let us take a look at a couple of helpful facts about this historically popular beverage.

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Today's Random Fact:

A lover of wine is called a Oenophile, from the Greek for wine; oinos.

Not all wines improve with time. In fact, a vast majority of wines produced are ready to drink and do not have much potential for aging. Only a rare few will last longer than a decade.

Bonus Fact:

Red wines are red because fermentation extracts color from the grape skins. White wines are not fermented with the skins present.

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