Archive | Wine Facts & Quotes

Wine Myths and Legends

   The first wine fallacy that we will explore is the old raspberry that red wine must be served at room temperature. To begin with, most of the wine rules were developed centuries ago; before there was central heating and air conditioning. The rooms, in those days, were cold. Storage areas for food and wine […]

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Wine Region Facts & More

Long Island Wine Region Facts: 1973 – first commercial vinifera vineyard planted – Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. Number of Vineyards today is 35+ ranging from 2 ½ acres planted to over 500 acres. Osprey’s Dominion has 90 acres. Total number of acres planted is over 4,000 acres. Number of acres planted: 1973 […]

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Most Expensive Wines of All Time

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of unmodified grape juice. The natural chemical balance of grapes is such that they ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes or other nutrients. Wine making has been around for centuries and wine collections can be worth millions of dollars. At auction one bottle was […]

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Wine Q&A

Q & A Part I (answers below) 1. How many acres are planted to grapes worldwide? 2. Among the world’s fruit crops, where do wine grapes rank in number of acres planted? 3. How many countries import California wines? 4. What was the primary fruit crop in Napa Valley during the 1940’s? 5. How many […]

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