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    Facts about Wine


    These are super interesting, and the list is super long.
    So I'm gonna break this up into several different posts. Yahoo!!!

    1. The smell of young wine is called an “aroma” while a more mature wine offers a more subtle “bouquet.”


    2. In ancient Greece, a dinner host would take the first sip of wine to assure guests the wine was not poisoned, hence the phrase “drinking to one’s health.” “Toasting” started in ancient Rome when the Romans continued the Greek tradition but started dropping a piece of toasted bread into each wine glass to temper undesirable tastes or excessive acidity.


    3. A “cork-tease” is someone who constantly talks about the wine he or she will open but never does.

    4. Since wine tasting is essentially wine smelling, women tend to be better wine testers because women, particularly of reproductive ages, have a better sense of smell than men.

    5. An Italian study argues that women who drink two glasses of wine a day have better sex than those who don’t drink at all.

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

    7. In the whole of the Biblical Old Testament, only the Book of Jonah has no reference to the vine or wine.

    8. Early Roman women were forbidden to drink wine, and a husband who found his wife drinking was at liberty to kill her. Divorce on the same grounds was last recorded in Rome in 194 B.C.

    9. The world’s oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325 and was found near the town of Speyer, Germany, inside one of two Roman sarcophaguses. It is on display at the town's Historisches Museum der Pfalz.

    10. There is increasing scientific evidence that moderate, regular wine drinking can reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and gum disease.


    Source: Absolutely Ridiculous: Facts about Wine

  • #2
    Originally posted by FlithQueen View Post
    10. There is increasing scientific evidence that moderate, regular wine drinking can reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and gum disease.
    How about constant and excessive wine consumption?

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    • #3
      Nice facts, keep em coming and i am now sippin lol

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sabnitron View Post
        How about constant and excessive wine consumption?
        lol :P I'm pretty sure my parents fall into this category!

        As an aside, there's been a lot of debate over why there's a link between drinking wine and lower risk of heart disease. Lots of researchers thought that it was antioxidants in the pigments of the wine, but now there's evidence that it's the alcohol itself (ie. drinking any alcoholic beverage in moderation gives the same benefits): BBC News - Alcohol in moderation 'can help prevent heart disease'.

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        • #5
          Re: Facts about Wine

          I dont want to be rude, but the artcile is kind of boring

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          • #6
            Re: Facts about Wine

            Roman women were forbidden to drink wine !!!!! lol what a shame

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            • #7
              Re: Facts about Wine

              Thank you for sharing this information.
              EUROPE'S FINEST

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              • #8
                Re: Facts about Wine

                Originally posted by FilthQueen View Post

                5. An Italian study argues that women who drink two glasses of wine a day have better sex than those who don’t drink at all.
                But those who drink more have more sex than those who drink two

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