Wine has been around for the longest time, with the earliest evidence of wine found in Georgia, Asia, from approximately 8,000 years ago. Wine is an alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes. A lot of people, especially wine connoisseurs, would scoff at the oversimplification of wine like that. Still, it is accurate, and to do a very specific description of wine would take dozens of pages. Surprisingly, the United States is not in the top 10 countries that consume the most wine per capita.
- In ancient Rome, it was forbidden for women to drink wine.
- Wine is stored horizontally to keep the cork moist and to prevent it from drying out.
- Kosher wine means that a non-observant Jew or Gentile has never handled the wine. From the picking of the grapes until the processing. The ingredients should also be kosher.
- Wine grapes are the number one all around the world in terms of farm acreage.
- When someone hands you a wine cork, don’t smell it. Inspect it for cracks, breaks, drying, or molds. More expensive wine brands will also have the manufacturing date stamped on the cork.