10 Interesting facts about wine

1. Although red wine can only be produced from red grapes, white wine can be produced from both white and red grapes. (For source: click here)

2. There are approximately 20 million acres of grapes planted across the world; thanks to this number, grapes are ranked as the world’s number one fruit crop. (For source: click here)

3. On average, there are about 75 grapes in each cluster. (For source: click here)

4. Wine is considered more complex than blood serum as it has so many organic chemical compounds. (For source: click here)

5. A glass of wine contains about 85 calories. (For source: click here)

6. The first corkscrew was invented in the mid-1800s. (For source: click here)

7. The world’s leading cork producer is Portugal. (For source: click here)

8. Wine is South Africa’s biggest agricultural export – earning R6.2 billion in 2009. (For source: click here)

9. Italy is the world’s biggest wine producer. (For source: click here)

10. South Africa is the world’s seventh-largest wine producer, accounting for 3 percent of world production. (For source: click here)

This article was first published on 24 January 2011 on www.fortheloveofwine.co.za as part of the Kleine Zalze Summer Edition Wine Ambassadors competition.

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