It's Almost Opening Time!

May 18, 2016



It's almost officially summertime! We will be opening Memorial Day Weekend and will be open weekends and holidays until Labor Day.  Please feel free to stop by and sample some wine!  We'd encourage you to check the website, Facebook, or give us a call, as hours can change.



Wine Math

Ever wondered just how many grapes are in that bottle of Bird Dog?  Here's a handy-dandy conversion chart - so you can calculate how many servings of fruit you're consuming.  Of course, there can be some deviation depending on a variety of factors - but here you go:



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1 grape cluster = 1 glass
75 grapes = 1 cluster
4 clusters = 1 bottle
40 clusters = 1 vine
1200 clusters = 1 barrel
1 barrel = 60 gallons
60 gallons = 25 cases
1 vine = 10 bottles
1.2 vines = 1 case
30 vines = 1 barrel
400 vines = 1 acre
1 acre = 5 tons
5 tons = 332 cases
76.5 vines = 1 ton
1 ton = 126 cases
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Wine Bottle Size Name Infographic - Learn About Large Format Wine Bottle Sizes
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And while we're on our math kick - ever wonder what the sizes and names of all those different wine bottles are?  Well, wonder no more.

Capacity (Liters) followed by the formal name:

.1875        Poccolo
.25            Chopine
.375          Demi
.378          Tenth
.5              Jennie
.620          Clavelin
.750          Standard < (this is what we sell)
.757          Fifth
1               Litre
1.5            Magnum
2.25          Marie Jeanne
3.0 - 4.5   Jeroboam
4.5           Rehoboam
6              Imperial or Methuselah
9              Mordechai or Salmanzar
12            Balthazar
15            Nebuchadnezzar
18            Melichior
20            Solomon
25            Sovereign
27            Primat or Goliath
30            Melchizedek

So now you can go back out into the world feeling a little fancier.  Hey, who doesn't need more random trivia floating around in their brain box? 

Cheers,
M