A Texas A&M study invited people to taste wines labeled “France,” “California,” and “Texas,” and while nearly all ranked the French as best, in fact, all three were the same Texan wine.
A monastery in the UK makes as fortified wine called Buckfast that has 15% alcohol and as much caffeine as 8 cokes per bottle. Despite being made by monks, it is synonymous with crazed blackouts and under age use.
A 2005 study found that the scores of “wine experts” are essentially meaningless, revealing that a typical judge’s scoring of a wine varied by plus/minus four points over three blind tastings poured from the same bottle.
Chinese people wanting to display their wealth drink expensive red wines..mixed with Coca-Cola and Sprite to make it taste more palatable.
In 2001, a panel of wine experts gave one of the lowest possible scores to an average-priced Bordeaux that was served in a cheap bottle. When it was served in an expensive bottle, it received one of the highest possible scores.
A bottle of $1.99 wine, “Two Buck Chuck”, beat 2300 other wines to win the 28th Annual International Eastern Wine Competition.
Buckfast Tonic Wine (15% ABV) contains the caffeine equivalent of six cups of coffee and, among other things, accounted for 5,638 crimes in three years in a small region of Scotland.
Staying awake for 17 hours leads to a decrease in performance equal to two glasses of wine.
Drinking undiluted wine in Ancient Greece was faux pas. Wine was most commonly mixed with a ratio of 3 water to 1 wine. 1:1 was really only suited for orgiastic revelry to be indulged in very rarely.
You can open a bottle of wine with your shoe.