Click on the link below for another interesting study touting the benefits of drinking wine!
If anything on this list rings true, you might want to consider spending some time away from the tasting room!
*You think raisins are a waste of a grape.
*You know Sangiovese isn't a character from "The Sopranos."
*You list wine as a budget item in your home financial planning.
*When people say "Red, white and..." you immediately think "Rose."
*You sniff the cork notice board at work.
*You wonder why so many people dislike the French.
*You find yourself swirling your water glass.
It is always interesting to see alternative sizes to the usual wine bottle - here's a list of the names of the bottle sizes and their standard bottle equivalents. How many are you familiar with?
Split: 187ml - 1/4 of a 750ml
Half bottle: 375ml - 1/2 of a 750ml
Magnum: 1.5 litres - 2 750ml bottles
Double magnum/Jeroboam: 3 litres - 4 750ml bottles
Rheoboam: 5 litres - 6 1/3 750ml bottles
Methuselah: 6 litres - 8 750ml bottles
Salamanzar: 9 litres - 12 750ml bottles; a standard case
Balthazar: 12 litres - 16 750ml bottles
Nebuchadnezzar: 15 litres - 20 750ml bottles
Melchior/Solomon: 18 litres - 24 750ml bottles; 2 cases
Goliath/Primat: 27 litres - 36 750ml bottles; 3 cases
"Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly."
Here's a fun list of approximate quantities regarding the dynamics of grape growing and winemaking!
1 grape cluster = 1 glass
75 grapes = 1 cluster
4 clusters = 1 bottle
40 clusters = 1vine
1 vine = 10 bottles
1200 clusters = 1 barrel
1 barrel = 60 gallons
60 gallons = 25 cases
30 vines = 1 barrel
400 vines = 1 acre
1 acre = 5 tons
5 tons = 332 cases