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.

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(*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