Thursday, October 23, 2014

7 Interesting Wine Facts You May Not Know

Although wine originated long ago, it keeps gaining popularity all around the world.  Today we have thousands of wines that can be found all over the world including right here in Missouri.  As you're drinking your favorite Lake of the Ozarks wine, do you ever think about how wine became so widely loved or how certain traditions were started?  Here are some interesting facts about wine you may not know!

1. Cheers!

The custom bumping your glasses together and saying cheers came from old Rome where they used this method to ensure one one was trying to poison the others.  Bumping the glasses together made the drink spill from one cup to another.

2. No Wine for Women

In ancient Rome, it was forbidden for the women to drink wine.  If a husband found his wife dirnking wine, the law allowed for him to kill her.

3. Not for Egypt 

Egypt was an ancient civilization that did not like wine.  The old kings avoided wine because they believed that the red alcoholic beverage was actually the blood of men who tried to fight the gods and failed. According to the Egyptians, this is what makes people act irrationally while drinking alchol.

4. Grape Juice Warning

During the prohibition period, grape juice concentrate manufacturers put a warning on their product due to the drinking lust Americans had.  The sticker read, "After you mix the concentrate with water, please do not keep the mix in a barrel for 20 days - as it will turn into wine."

5. Wine Sniffing Champion

In 2003, Richard Juhlin, a sport ed from Sweden, was crowned as the world champion of recognizing wine by smell.  He was able to recognize 43 wines out of 50.  In comparison, the second place winner was only able to recognize 4 of the wines.

6. Oops, We Made Wine

The earliest remnants of wine were discovered in Iran and the oldest evidence of cultivated vines were found in Georgia as early as 7000 B.C.  Supposedly, the drink orginally fermented by mistake when native yeasts accidentally came in contact with grapes stored in containers.  This turned the sugars in the grapes to alcohol.

7. Wine in Moderation

The ancient Greeks designed a wine glass that would ensure moderation when drinking wine.  If wine was poured above a certain level, the cup spilled its entire contents out of the bottom of the glass.

Seven Springs Winery is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine!  Don't worry, we don't have glasses that will spill your wine and women are allowed to drink here.  So grab your spouse or your friends and head on over to the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Located in the rolling Missouri foothills, Seven Springs Winery is an ideal place for relazing with a glass of your favorite wine and admiring the beautiful views!


Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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