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There are some 20 million acres of grapes planted across the world; grapes are ranked as the worlds number 1 fruit crop thanks to this number.

There are some 10000 varieties of wine grapes which are grown across the world. It takes some 4 years before a newly planted grape vine will be ready to be harvested and the grapes made into wine.

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    There are approximately 75 grapes in a cluster
    1 grape cluster will make approximately 1 glass of wine
    It will take 4 clusters of grapes to make 1 bottle of wine
    Growers can expect some 40 clusters from every vine
    1 vine can produce enough grapes for up to 10 bottles of wine
    It takes about 1200 clusters of grapes to fill 1 barrel with wine
    1 barrel is equal to 60 gallons
    60 gallons can fill around 25 cases
    1 acre of planted vines can produce 5 tons of grapes
    5 tons of grapes is enough to fill 332 cases of wine

Wine Bottle facts

    A Standard wine bottle holds 0.75 litre (750ml) = the equivalent of 1 standard wine bottle
    A Magnum wine bottle holds 1.5 litres (1500ml) = the equivalent of 2 standard wine bottles
    A Jeroboam wine bottle holds 3 litres (3000ml) = the equivalent of 4 standard wine bottles
    A Rehoboam wine bottle holds 4.5 litres (4500ml) = the equivalent of 6 standard wine bottles
    A Methuselah wine bottle holds 6 litres (6000ml) = the equivalent of 8 standard wine bottles
    A Salmanazar wine bottle holds 9 litres (9000ml) = the equivalent of 12 standard wine bottles
    A Balthazar wine bottle holds 12 litres (12000ml) = the equivalent of 16 standard wine bottles
    A Nebuchadnezzar wine bottle holds 15 litres (15000ml) = the equivalent of 20 standard wine bottles

The ideal temperature for serving wine depends on the wine; white wines should be served chilled, a few hours in the refrigerator will suffice. Red wines should be served at just slightly cooler than room temperature, younger fruity reds will be a bit better if a little bit cooler. Sparkling Wines should be thoroughly chilled best to leave them in the refrigerator overnight before serving, and finally dessert Wines should be served at room temperature. Chilling tones down the sweetness of wine, if a red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.

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