Wine Fun Facts
WSET, the largest global provider of wine qualifications, is launching the first ever global ‘Wine Education Week’ from Sept 9–15, 2019. Part of WSET’s 50th anniversary campaign is to engage with wine consumers worldwide and to encourage them to learn more about wine.
To celebrate with WSET, Wine Folly put together a “bunch” of wine fun facts that I am going to share with you. Let’s learn about wine!
Wine Drinking Facts
On average, 2 people can finish a full bottle of wine in 2.5 hours.
A 750 ml bottle of wine is 25.36 oz or 5 glasses
If you drink a bottle of wine a week for your entire adult life you will consume about 2,970 bottles of wine.
If you drink a glass of wine a night every night of your adult life, you will drink an equivalent of 4,160 bottles of wine.
A bottle of wine has an average of 750 calories (range is 460–820 depending on style for dry wines)
Dry wine has zero fat and 0–2g carbs.
Sweet wine has zero fat and ranges from 3–39g carbs.
How Heavy is a Bottle of Wine?
An average full bottle of wine weighs 2.65 lbs.
An average bottle of wine contains 1.65 lbs of wine grapes.
A case of 12 bottles of wine weighs about 30–40 lbs.
Heavy glass bottles can account for over 50% of total weight of a wine bottle.
In 2012, the EU exported 1.57 billion pounds of bottled wine (includes weight of glass) to the US.
Wine Production Facts
There are 1,368 confirmed wine varieties in the world.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted grape variety in the world.
In 2010, the world produced enough wine for everyone to have 5 bottles.
The average bottle of wine contains 520 grapes; Range is 300 – 910 grapes per bottle depending on wine grape for example:
550 grapes in a bottle of Merlot
600 grapes in a bottle of Chardonnay
910 grapes in a bottle of Albariño (on average)
About 5.5 bunches of grapes go into a bottle of wine.
There are 5 bottles in a gallon of wine.
In the US, you can legally produce 200 gallons of wine for personal use.
There are 295 bottles in a standard wine barrel.
About 600 bottles are made with a ton of grapes.
An acre of vineyard can make anywhere from 600–3600 bottles of wine.
Thanks Wine Folly for all the fun information!
Source: Wine Folly https://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-many-glasses-bottle-wine/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJkZWFubmFAdmlub21hcy5jb20iLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D