Six Fun Wine Facts for National Wine Day

By: Amber Hunt, May 25th 2021

Ahhhh, my favorite day of the year - and yes, that includes my birthday. There really isn’t much to say about this holiday, except that it was started simply to celebrate wineries across the country that produce the best adult beverage there is (well, in my opinion). I must admit though, for as much wine as I drink, I don’t actually know a whole lot about it. If you are in the same boat, read on to learn more about this grape beverage!

  1. California is the 4th largest producer of wine in the world! I think a vacation to wine country may not be such a pour idea….
  2. As white wine ages, it gains color. When red wine ages, however, it loses color. That’s not to say they won’t still taste amazing in 10 years!
  3. There’s a phobia for everything - including wine! Can you believe it? It’s called oenophobia.
  4. Ever wonder why wine bottles are stored on their side? It’s because the cork can dry out and crumble into the wine if it is stored standing up. There’s a riesling for everything, eh?
  5. Red wines are thought to have many health benefits, such as lowering your chance of developing diabetes or having a stroke. It also has no fat or cholesterol. This is absolutely the raisin I have a glass of red every night!
  6. Main difference between red and white? Time to read between the wines! Red wines get their color from fermenting with the skin and seeds of the grape. White wines on the other hand are pressed without the skin and seeds before being fermented.

I hope you found these as interesting as I did. Love the wine you’re with, and don’t forget to stop and smell the rosé. Cheers!