Most of us enjoy passing along bits of information that our family, friends and even strangers may not know. It’s fun to be able to say, “Did you know that…” and relay factoids to others, making them more knowledgeable and making us the experts. I have to say that this is something I enjoy. In fact it runs in my family. Most of my cousins are addicted to trivia games and being members of pub quiz team.
It also appeals to many visitors to your tasting room.
Shown below are some trivial wine facts I came across, years ago. I don’t know where it originally comes from, so if you know please let me know too, as I like to give credit to those who deserve it.
I suggest that you have this information available in the tasting room. If it’s in the budget, have it put onto laminated cards with your logo and winery contact information on one side and the trivia on the other. This is the type of information people tend to keep. Even if it’s stuck away in a drawer, when they come across it, they’ll possibly take it out for a few days before it goes back in the drawer. They will, however, remember their visit to your winery.
Check the Internet under Wine Trivia for more facts to interest your visitors and give them something to remember you by.
One Acre of Land Averages:
Five (5) tons of grapes -10,000 pounds
13.51 barrels of wine at 7,552 oz/ea
797 gallons of wine at 128 oz/ea
3, 958 bottles of wine at 25.6 oz/ea
15,940 glasses of wine at 6.4 oz/ea
One Barrel of Wine Contains:
740 lbs of grapes and 59 gallons of wine
24.6 cases of wine
295 bottles of wine
1,180 glasses of wine
One Case of Wine Contains
30 lbs (approx) of grapes (480 oz)
307.2 ounces of wine
12 bottles of wine
48 glasses of wine
One Bottle of Wine Contains:
750 ml of liquid
2.4 lbs of grapes
25.6 oz of wine (a bottle of wine is 4/5s of a quart)
4 glasses of wine (6.4 oz)
Oogy Wawa! (Zulu) – To Your Health!
From the book “Toasts” by Jennifer Rahel Conover