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Wine Tidbits & Tapas

February 26th, 2012 by Pamela Murski

More wine tidbits from the vintners on the Bluebonnet Wine Trail.  Come up for a stay, order one of our Tapas Platters and enjoy a bottle of local wine while  relaxing at the ranch!  Add our Breakfast in Bed Package and make it even more romantic!

  • The world’s oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325 and was found near the town of Speyer, Germany, inside one of two Roman sarcophaguses. It is on display at the town’s Historisches Museum der Pfalz.
  • There is increasing scientific evidence that moderate, regular wine drinking can reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and gum disease
  • A crop of newly planted grape vines takes four to five years to grow before it can be harvested.
  • Grapes are the only fruit that are capable of producing the proper nutrition for the yeast on its skin and sugar in its juice to ferment naturally.
  • A feminine wine is a wine that is more delicate than most. A masculine wine refers to a “big” or “full” wine
  • Thucydides wrote that the people of the Mediterranean began to “emerge from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the oil and the vine.”

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