california wine-crush!

it’s the monday giggles: (And in honor of ‘Our Lady of the Grapes’…)

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novinophobia: (noun)

the fear of running out of wine.

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1 grape cluster = 1 glass

75 grapes = 1 cluster

4 clusters = 1 bottle

40 cclusters = 1 vine

1 vine = 10 bottles

1200 clusters = 1 barrel

1 barrel = 60 gallons

60 gallons = 25 cases

30 vines = 1 barrel

400 vines = 1 acre

1 acre = 5 tons

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Daniel Susco in his interesting article

Have Another Glass : 7 Weird Facts about Grapes & Wine outlines for us…

people have been growing grapes for 8,00 years,

Noah grew them,

the oldest grape-producing vine is in Slovenia,

the oldest known winery is from 4000 B.C.,

red wine may help prevent heart disease,

Ancient Greek wine was very strong,

*an entire bottle of wine can fit into a Starbuck’s Trenta Cup.


(*I may have made that last one up myself.)

hugs n’ blessings and may your giggles burst more than your wine skins!

“Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; if it is, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.”  Matthew 9:17



3 thoughts on “california wine-crush!

    1. Thank you for the kind words! Yes, God’s touch is seen all around us…even in the people we have met! And I look forward to strolling over to your site, where I am certain I will be delighted I did! Hugs for stopping in & I look forward to future meet-ups!

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  1. Interesting and informative blog. Thank you. David and I visited the winegrowing areas in South Australia when we visited last year. Amazing how the grapes, the story, the passions and the yields are identical with each area. Most of our best wines are still produced by Italian growers. Love the journey with you on this blog. x


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