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12 Wine Fun Facts

As originally seen in the December 2013 edition of Galveston Monthly magazine.


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  1. Thank you for posting these Wine Factoids. I do have a question...if Spain grows more grapes than everyone else, why are they only third in wine production?

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    1. Good question! Airén, an indigenous wine grape to Spain, accounts for a large percent of the wine grapes grown. It can be used to make a light, dry white wine but it is primarily used for producing brandy instead.

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  2. Sandra, that was fun :-)
    Roses at the ends was very interesting: the canary in the mine!
    Merry Christmas and cheers to you and yours!

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    1. Thanks Dennis, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!

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