Wednesday, 14 March 2012


How does 'going along to adult education classes' sound? Assuming that you're not totally sold on the idea try this ...

How does 'going along to adult education classes where you get to drink wine and eat nice food' sound? That did it didn't it? Now you're asking 'where do I sign up?' Well sorry but the course is full. What's more, I'm enjoying it so much that I might well go again next time round so I'm not going to give away any details about enrolment so there.

Yes, I'm learning about wine, (school was never like this), by drinking it and comparing different ones. Then we get to try them out with food. Things like Gewurztraminer and Roquefort cheese - which was like angels dancing on my tongue.

Anyway, I thought you might like a few fun facts about wine which you might not have known.

1. Poor soil quality tends to produce better wines. The idea is to "challenge" the vines by making them "work" harder.

2. Red wine can only be produced from red grapes, but white wine can be produced from both red and white grapes. (Champagne is usually made from red grapes).

3. Among the world's fruit crops, wine grapes rank first in terms of the number of acres planted (20 million acres).

4. Drinking wine regularly helps you stay fit and healthy. It reduces the risk of gum diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and heart diseases.

5. A woman who constantly talks about wine that she will open but never does, is popularly known as a “cork-teaser”. (Just checking if you were paying attention).

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