8 Interesting Facts about Wine
If you are a wine connoisseur or just curious to know more about this wonder drink, here are some interesting wine facts for you.
1. Health drink
Wine, especially red wine, is one of the healthiest alcoholic drinks around. It is not only good for your heart, but can also counter Alzheimer’s disease, and help prevent stroke and gum diseases.
2. Woman power
Women supposedly make better wine testers than men, the reason being their superior sense of smell. And if you know even a little about wine, you will be aware of all the brouhaha over the aroma of wine.
3. Drinking to one’s health
A lot many English phrases have got their origin from various alcoholic drinks. This is one of them. The phrase arose from the ancient Greek practice, where the host sipped a bit of the wine before it was offered to the guests to make sure it wasn’t poisoned.
4. Biblical references
The word wine is mentioned at least 521 times in the holy Bible. But the Biblical connection doesn’t end there. Only the Book of Jonah in the Old Testament doesn’t have any reference to vines or wine.