Strange & Interesting Facts About Wine
The world’s oldest person attributed her ripe old age (122) to a diet of olive oil, port wine and 1kg of chocolate per week.
Prince Charles uses wine to power his vintage Aston Martin.
In Vietnam, it’s possible to order a cobra blood wine from restaurant menus. It involves a live
cobra, killed on the spot, draining the blood into a shot glass of rice wine, and topped off with the
cobra’s still beating heart for you to gulp down.
Wine infused with cocaine was endorsed by The Pope and other world leaders in the 1860s.
Chinese people who want to display their wealth drink expensive red wines mixed with Coca-Cola and
Sprite to make it taste more palatable.
Medieval doctors used wine for everything from migraines to pregnancy. It was also used as medicine for cataracts and snake bites.
There is an alcoholic drink called seagull wine. That is made purely by stuffing a whole seagull into a bottle of water and leaving it in the sun to ferment.
All Royal Navy vessels wishing to enter The Port of London are still required to give a gift of a barrel of rum or wine to Constable of the Tower of London upon entry.
In Japan there is a spa where you can swim in tea, coffee and wine.
Women are more susceptible to the effects of wine than men. This is due in part to the fact they have less of a certain enzyme in the stomach lining, which is needed to metabolize alcohol efficiently.
The Mayans used wine enemas to communicate with the dead.
Ancient Romans believed that seasoning was more important than the main flavor of wine. They often added fermented fish sauce, garlic, lead and absinthe.
France, Italy, Spain and California are the largest wine-producing
regions in the world.