did you know 1

• 20 million acres are planted for grapes worldwide.
• Among the world's fruit crops, wine grapes rank#1 in number of acres planted?
• 164 countries import California wines.
• 30 million gallons of wine were lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Phylloxera was first discovered in California on 14 august 1873
• It takes 5 years to harvest a commercial crop from newly replanted grape vines.
• 10,000 varieties of wine grapes exist worldwide.
• It cost 80 cents per bottle to age wine in a French oak barrel.
• It cost 2.25$ per bottle to age wine in only new French oak barrels.
• The first known reference to a specific wine vintage is mentioned in roman history rated 121 B.C. as a vintage “of the highest excellence.
• A bottle of opened wine stored in the refrigerator lasts 6-16 times longer than it would if stored at room temp?
• There are 400 oak species available
• Only 20 are used in making oak barrels.
• 5% of an oak tree is suitable for making high grade wine barrels.
• 54.6% of restaurant wine sales, red wines represent
• 2.64$ is the average cost of the grapes used to produce a $20 bottle of wine.

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