- There’s no worm in tequila. The ‘worm’ is in mezcal. And it’s not a worm but a butterfly caterpillar.
- White wine can be made from red grapes.
- The amount of pure alcohol in a typical can of beer, glass of wine, or shot of spirits is the same.
- Hundreds of years ago, recipes for beer had such ingredients as honey, sugar, bay leaves, aromatics, poppy seeds, mushrooms, butter and bread crumbs.
- No alcohol beverage can be over about 190% proof (or 95% alcohol). At a higher proof, the beverage self-dilutes by drawing moisture from the air.
- The foot treading of grapes is still used in making small amounts of some expensive Port wines.
- All spirits, unlike beer and wine, are completely colorless when first made. Their colors comes from from aging in oak barrels.
- It takes about 600 grapes on average to make one bottle of wine.
- About twenty percent of all wine consumed in the world is sake.
- Every bottle of Champagne has an estimated forty-nine million bubbles.
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