Fun Fact June 25, 2020.
25 June 2020
What did the grape say when it was squeezed? Nothing, it just let out a little whine. You see what I did there? I’m not a big wine drinker, but I do occasionally like a glass. Some say drinking wine is like getting a serving of fruit. With that logic, eating a gallon of ice cream takes care of my dairy serving, right? Ok, back to the wine. It takes, on average, 2.6 pounds of grapes to make a bottle of wine. That’s about 700 grapes, or 10 clusters. Now these numbers vary depending on the type of grape being used and what type of growing season those grapes were produced in. Also they type of wine will effect the number of grapes per bottle. Let’s say you want to make a bottle of wine at home. The bags at the grocery store have three to four clusters of grapes each, so you’ll need three or four bags to make your single bottle. Now compare the price of the bottle on the shelf to the cost of the grapes, the time and effort you’d have to put in to produce the bottle and all of the sudden, that bottle of wine on the shelf isn’t as expensive as you thought. Cheers.