When it comes to alcoholic beverages, wine is the most revered and popular of them all. It’s got a tradition older than time itself. It is delicious and it is good for the heart (in moderation). Even if you can’t afford some of best wines ever, everybody’s got their favorite wine that they reach for once in a while. Whether it’s red or white, wine can really soothe a heart. Today we’re going to take a look at 10 interesting wine facts, so read on and enjoy! We’re warning you, you’ll be in the mood for some good wine when you’re done reading!
It’s true, folks! Wine will improve your sex drive and thus your sex life. A study conducted in Italy (ah, Italians!) found that women who had 2 glasses of wine each day were much more sexual than those who didn’t drink at all. Our guess is that it has something to do with alcohol being a vasodilator. What do you think?
Yes, it is true. There are some people out there who not only hate wine, but they’re afraid of it. There’s even a name for this condition: oenophobia. It must be so sad to walk a mile in their shoes, right? Do you know anyone who’s afraid of wine? If you do, you must leave us a comment!
Wine labels in Europe are little gems that will tell you everything you need to know about the wine you’re drinking. A traditional label will tell you the region where the wine was made, the region where the grapes were grown, the year and so on and so forth!
When it comes to waistlines, beer is the worst! Think about the famous beer bellies! Good news for wine lovers. This age-old liquid does nothing to negatively impact the waistline. In fact, some recent studies have shown that women who drank moderate amounts of alcohol had 10% less fat than women who didn’t drink at all. So, if you want to lose some pounds, how about you switch the ice cream for a glass of red wine?
It is said that women tolerate alcohol a bit worse than men, but it’s a myth. People with more fat get drunk faster because fat does not absorb alcohol. It’s as easy as that! Consume alcohol in moderate quantities, to make sure you stay in good health, even if you’re fit and have little body fat.
Another of these interesting wine facts says that monks are the ones which preserved the art of winemaking during the Middle Ages (the time in history when many great arts, crafts and books were lost). Did you know that Dom Pérignon was named after a monk? He was an early advocate of wine-making of the organic kind. He experimented with new and fancy methods, which improved the process of making wine a great deal.
Even the doctors will tell you that drinking a glass of red wine a day is good for your blood pressure and heart. Did you know that not all wines are good for your health? Red wine is great because it is fermented with the grape skins on, which are rich in antioxidants. White wine isn’t, which makes it quite bad for your health. Some studies show that white wine can even increase the risk of contracting cancer of the digestive tract.
Wine is old. Really, really old! The earliest remnants of wine date back to the Neolithic (8500-4000 B.C) and were found in modern day Iran. The oldest evidence of cultivated wines date back from 7000-5000 B.C! The Romans made wine popular all over Europe, but the art of winemaking was refined by the good old Egyptians.
You can tell a lot by looking at the color of the wine! Among other things, you can learn about the region and the climate the grape vine is located. For example, darker shades of wine come for warm climates. Lighter colors means that the grape vine was grown in cooler climates; the ones in a lighter color also taste less lush than the ones grown in the heat of the sun.
The best way to store your wine bottles is on their sides or upside down. You need to do this to make sure the cork stays moist at all times. If it gets too dry, then air can leak in, which is going to spoil the wine in a matter of days. Also, all wines should be stored in moderate temperatures and away from direct sunlight.
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