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Wine Trivia

November 23rd, 2012 by Pamela Murski

Windy Winery on the Bluebonnet Wine Trail

Windy Winery, one of the wineries located on the Bluebonnet Wine Trail and  just minutes from the B&B, shares some of the most interesting trivia and history about wine!

  • Dom Perignon (1638-1715), the Benedictine Abbey (at Hautvillers) cellar master who is generally credited with “inventing” the Champagne making process, was blind.
  • Thomas Jefferson helped stock the wine cellars of the first five U.S. presidents and was very partial to fine Bordeaux and Madeira.
  • To prevent a sparkling wine from foaming out of the glass, pour an ounce, which will settle quickly. Pouring the remainder of the serving into this starter will not foam as much.
  • Old wine almost never turns to vinegar. It spoils by oxidation.
  • In King Tut’s Egypt (around 1300 BC), the commoners drank beer and the upper class drank wine.
  • When Leif Ericsson landed in North America in A.D. 1001, he was so impressed by the proliferation of grapevines that he named it Vinland.

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