Blog: Olly Wehring“Oi, did you know...?”

Olly Wehring | 5 June 2009

We all like facts. Facts are good. Facts are our friends. You won't go far wrong with facts.

So, what better way to idle away the last few hours of the working week than by learning some facts to dazzle your pals with when you get to the pub later?

Well, just-drinks is always here to help.

Alcohol charity Drinkaware has this week released a raft of alcohol-related facts, designed to “help dispel myths and present the honest facts about alcohol”.

So, get your pens out:

  • A bottle of wine contains an average of 600 grapes.
  • A GBP105,000 bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafitte Claret engraved with the initials of Thomas Jefferson is the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold.
  • The gas inside a bottle of Champagne exerts three times the amount of air pressure in a car tyre.
  • Between 2% and 5% of consumed alcohol leaves the body through breath and sweat.
  • The medical term for a hangover is ‘veisalgia’.
  • There are between 44m and 57m bubbles in a standard 750ml bottle of Champagne, once opened.
  • For a whisky to be a ‘Scotch’, it should be distilled in Scotland and aged three years and one day.
  • The first health warning to appear on a bottle of alcohol was in 1751.

Have a relaxing weekend.


BLOG

Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company ...

BLOG

Bad day on the beer? This'll help

If you work for a brewer and are having a rough week, take a minute to regain some perspective with this, from the good people at US craft beer producer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co....

BLOG

Brewers Association "bid" to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev strikes a chord

Is this a case of if you can't beat them, buy them?...

BLOG

Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste ...

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?