Methyphobia is fear of alcohol. Heaven forbid i catch it
The shallow champagne glass originated with Marie Antoinette.
It was first formed from wax moulds made of her breasts.
Bubbles in Champagne were seen by early wine makers as a highly undesirable
to be prevented.
The pressure in a bottle of champagne is about 90 pounds per square inch. That's
about three times the pressure in automobile tires.
The longest recorded champagne cork flight was 177 feet and 9 inches, four feet
from level ground at Woodbury Vineyards in New York State.
In the 1600's thermometers were filled with brandy instead of mercury.
In ancient Babylon, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the
mead (fermented honey beverage) he could drink for a month after the wedding.
Because their calendar was lunar or moon-based, this period of free mead was
called the "honey month," or what we now call the "honeymoon."
In old England, a whistle was baked into the rim or handle of ceramic cups used
by pub patrons. When they wanted a refill, they used the whistle to get service.
So when people went drinking, they would "wet their whistle."
In English pubs drinks are served in pints and quarts. In old England,
bartenders would advise unruly customers to mind their own pints and quarts.
It's the origin of "mind your P's and Q's."
Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the
liquid to determine the ideal temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, for
adding yeast. From this we get the phrase "rule of thumb."
White wine gets darker as it ages while red wine gets lighter.
A labeorphilist is a collector of beer bottles.
The average number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine is 600.
The largest cork tree in the world is in Portugal. It averages over one ton of
raw cork per harvest. That's enough to cork 100,000 bottles.
When re-arranged, the letters in "whiskey" spell "key wish," those in "spirits"
spell "sip it sir," and those in "moonshine" spell "in no homes."
Beer and Bras. British men have been found twice as likely to know the price of
their beer as their partner's bra size. A poll reported in Britain's Prima
magazine found that 77% of males knew how much their beer costs but only 38%
knew the correct size of ther mate's bra.
In Malaysia, drunk drivers are jailed and
so are their spouses.Is there no getting away ?
It's impossible to create a beverage of over 18% alcohol by fermentation alone.
There is a cloud of alcohol in outer space with enough alcohol to make four
trillion-trillion drinks. It's free for the taking. . . but it's 10,000 light
years away from Earth.
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is commonly believed to be the
only English sentence devised to include all the letters of the alphabet.
However, typesetters have another such sentence: "Pack my box with five dozen