I recently put together a list of information and fun facts relating in one way or another to wine. Giving your visitors and customers a few interesting stories or facts that they are not expecting to hear will set you apart from other wineries. Visitors can then tell these stories to their friends, ensuring that they will be talking about your wine and winery long after their visit. I thought I would pass along a few of my favorites in today’s blog.
One of my favorite bits of the Irish folklore concerns wine. The Irish believe that fairies are extremely fond of good wine. The proof of the assertion is that in the olden days royalty would leave a keg of wine out for them at night. Sure enough, it was always gone in the morning. Those fairies knew what they were doing.
And from this side of the pond…
The bill for a celebration party for the 55 drafters of the US Constitution was for 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of port, 8 bottles of hard cider, 12 beers and seven bowls of alcohol punch large enough that “ducks could swim in them.”
Those founding fathers really knew how to party. There might not be so many laws pertaining to alcohol if they were still with us.
Finally, are there any among you who suffer from Cenosillicaphobia? I’ll bet there are at least a couple.
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass!
In addition to wine, I also put some of these facts and stories together about beer and spirits. If any of you would like to get my list of wine, beer and spirit facts and stories, let me know and I’ll be happy to send them along to you.
A tip of the glass from me to you!