Monday, June 14, 2010

World Cup - World of Wine

As the world cup gets underway, I find it fitting to learn a little about the global impact of wine. Wine, like soccer, is a worldwide phenomenon. Once centered in Europe grapes and vintners have traveled the continents, and now we on the west coast are growing some of the most sought after wines. Go Team USA!

Here are some random wine facts I found interesting:
  • Every state in the US has a winery
  • Wine in a box was developed in the 1970s in Australia
  • There are approximately 20 billion bottles of wine produced worldwide each year
  • The famous Chateau Petrus in Pomerol makes the world’s most expensive Merlot, which sells up to $2,500 or more
  • 10,000 grape varietals populate the globe today

The World Cup of Southern Oregon wine or The World of Wine Festival is scheduled once again to be held at Del Rio. This lavish event hosts over 40 local wineries. This years event will take place on Saturday August 28th from 5 to 8pm. Tickets are on sale now. They are available online or at the Del Rio Tasting Room. For more information visit the World of Wine Festival Website.

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