Fun Wine Facts You Didn't Know - Legacy in a Glass

If you’re anything like our team at Legacy in a Glass, you probably consider yourself a bit of a wine connoisseur. When you love wine as much as we do, it can be easy to assume you know everything there is to know about it. However, one thing we always try to remember is that there is always something new and exciting to learn and add to our extensive knowledge of all things wine. Here are some of our favorite wine facts you may not have known!


  • There is more alcohol in mouthwash than wine
  • The wreckage of the Titanic holds the oldest wine cellar in the world
  • California has the most chardonnay grapes in the world
  • White wine can be made from both red and white grapes
  • This spa in Japan lets you swim in red wine
  • Champagne bottles are made from thicker glass to resist the pressure of carbonation
  • There are typically 12 bottles in a case of wine
  • There are approximately 1,300 varieties of grapes that are used to make wine
  • Many wines are not vegetarian and contain a fining agent like egg or fish bladder
  • The four tasting elements to look for when sampling wine are acidity, sweetness, tannins, and alcohol content
  • The best way to store wine bottles is horizontally
  • 64% of bottles of wine are sealed with corks
  • Wine should be stored away from direct light and heat in order to preserve its freshness
  • The Romans mixed lead in their wine as a sweetener
  • Wine is fat and cholesterol-free
  • Champagne bottles contain more pressure than car tires


What’s your favorite wine fact? We’d love to hear it!

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