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10 Surprising Facts About Wine

We will tell you the date of wine’s invention, the highest selling bottle ever sold, and many other details.

1. It is approximately 8,000 years old.

It is unclear when the wine was first discovered. Some claim it appeared in China or Mesopotamia, but most historians believe that it was accidentally discovered. It is possible that it was originally thought to have been created by the gods. The wine is a natural product and does not need to be processed like beer or whiskey. Wine can be made from grapes that have fallen off the vines.

2. Around 3100 BC, wine production and trade was an integral part of Mediterranean life.

Wine was not considered to be a drink for the common man. Only the royalty and the Church could drink wine after it had been produced (remember, it was a gift from Gods). I could only drink beer.

3.The 325 AD mark marks the beginning of the history of wine.

It was discovered in 1867, in a Roman stone archaephagus, near Speyer, Germany. The Historisches Museum der Pfalz now has the bottle on permanent display. A standard wine bottle today contains 750ml.

4. In Europe, the late Middle Ages saw a rapid increase in wine production.

One reason is most likely health. Wine was considered safer than water in 1400 after the Black Death which claimed the lives of over half the European population. Louis Pasteur, the famous scientist who studied microorganisms in food and how they affect food, confirmed this theory hundreds of years later. He stated that “Wine can easily be considered the most healthy and hygienic beverage of all.”

5. Champagne was created in 1693.

Champagne sparkling wine cannot be made from grapes that were grown in Champagne. It must also be produced according to very strict standards. If they meet certain criteria, other wines can also be called sparkling wine but not Champagne.

6. Wine became a popular commodity all over the globe, and it was a major source of income.

European countries were interested in financing infrastructure projects with special taxes, apart from import duties and tariffs. Because the tax was included in the cost, these excise duties directly imposed on manufacturers were easy to collect. JW Gerritsen wrote “The Control of Fuddle and Flash” which explains how a British tax official addressed The Brewers’ Society in 1897. He said: “Through your Agency, I can get you out lots of money to people, without even realizing it.”

7. Taxes on sparkling and wine wines

The tax on alcohol depends on the year they were graduated. There would be beer on one side and wine and fermented drinks on the other. Alcohol and derived beverages are on the other. The Law differentiates between sparkling and still wines, and allows for their graduation. In all cases, the rate that will be applied is 0% This assumes that the wine is not subject to tax.

8. The American prohibition almost ended the American wine industry.

The Volstead Act banned the sale, transport and manufacture of intoxicating beverages, including wine. This ban was devastating for the American wine industry. Before 1919, there were more than 2,500 licensed wineries in America to produce wine. However, in 1933 this number fell to just 100.

9. Beer is more popular in Spain than wine.

For most Spaniards, beer is their preferred drink when they travel. However, wine consumption is high in the northwest region of Spain (Galicia. Asturias. Cantabria. and part of Castilla Leon) at 29.4%.

10. A 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet was the most expensive wine.

The bottle was purchased at auction in Napa Valley 2000 for $ 500,000 The wine was of good quality, but its true value was less, and the auction price was much higher. It is very likely that you will find something of high quality at a lower price. Your health!

The Savvy Explorer