Wine Trivia

A Peek at Interesting Facts and Figures

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  • How much wine is in a bottle? Generally a bottle of wine measures the liquid in milliliters, with 750 ml being the standard amount in most bottles (or about 25 fluid ounces).
  • How many grapes does it take to make your average bottle of wine? It takes about 2 ½ pounds of grapes to make a bottle of wine.
  • How many bottles of wine are in a case? 12
  • How many gallons of wine are produced from one acre of grapevines? About 800
  • Where does the vanilla flavor in wine come from? If newer oak barrels were used in the winemaking process, the wines will often have a hint of vanilla in both the aroma and flavor.
  • When was the corkscrew designed? Mid-1800’s.
  • How many varieties of wine grapes exist in the world today? Over 10,000!
  • How many gallons of wine does California produce annually? Over 17 million gallons
  • How many calories are in a four-ounce glass of red wine Approximately 85
  • How many gallons of wine are in a single barrel? 60
  • How many grapevines generally make up an acre? 400
  • When did winemaking begin? The Mesopotamians were credited with producing the first wines in 6000 B.C.