Wine Q&A

BearsQ & 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 gallons of wine were lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake?
6. When was phylloxera first discovered in California?
7. How many acres of Napa County vineyards have been replanted in the last 15 years because of phylloxera?
8. How many more acres of Napa County vineyards will need replacement?
9. How long does it take to harvest a commercial crop from newly replanted grape vines?
10. How many varieties of wine grapes exist worldwide?
11. How much does it cost per bottle to age wine in a French oak barrel?
12. How much does it cost per bottle to age wine in only new French oak barrels?
13. How much white zinfandel is consumed in this country?

Answers:

1. 20 million
2. #1
3. 164
4. Prunes
5. 30 million
6. August 19, 1873
7. 10,450
8. 4,450
9. 4-5 years
10. 10,000
11. 90 cents
12. $2.50
13. Too much!

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