Facts About Wine

Wine is such a fun subject to learn about, and I collect facts about wine like other people collect pokemon: I’ve gotta have them all.

This section of WineScribble is all about sharing those fun facts about wine with you. I want you to feel fully informed about all of the wine nutrition choices that you are making and I want you to love wine trivia as much as we do.

Each link below leads to one of the Wine Video transcript pages, where you can choose to either read about the topic or watch the embedded WineScribble YouTube video. Enjoy!

It seems that science is finally catching up with what we in the Mediterranean all felt was correct anyway: wine is good for you! (Well, in moderation anyway.)

At WineScribble we get asked a lot of questions about wine nutrition. Some people want to know about additives like sulphites, or they want info about wine histamines. Also, there is that big question about the red wine headache. Where does the wine headache come from and how can I moderate the effects?

Hopefully you will find the video pages below interesting and useful. Click through and take a look!

Each link below will take you to a wine video transcript page where you can choose to watch the video or just read the transcript. Enjoy the wine facts about nutrition!

Why does wine have sulphites? A great viewer question! WineScribble answers questions about sulphites in wine, wine sulphites allergies and side effects, and the big one: the wine sulfites headache. And stick around until the end to find out: do white wines contains sulphites too!
Do histamines in wine give you a headache? Do you have a histamine intolerance? Get the facts you need to know about histamines in wine in general and red wine and headaches in particular. Find out all about histamines in wine side effects and get actionable tips on how to deal with histamines in wine!

Fun Facts about Wine

Which wine label is actually the front label? You will be surprised by the answer! In today’s video Annabelle McVine discusses wine label information, wine label rules and wine label laws. More fascinating Wine FAQs from WineScribble. And stick around for the extra trivia about wine label design. WineScribble explores the humble wine label.
Wine Bottle Dimple! What is that concave dimple at the bottom of your wine bottle for? What is it called? Where did it come from? And why don’t they just make bottles flat? The wine bottle dimple is Annabelle’s topic for today. To find out all about the wine bottle punt, watch now. And stick around for Annabelle McVine’s bonus wine trivia at the end of the show about wine bottle punt quality.
Have you ever found wine crystals in the bottle? Did you know they are also known as wine diamonds? Find out what wine crystals are and whether you should be worried about them! Also stick around for a top tip on how to succeed at serving your wine at a dinner party even if you find wine crystals in the bottle.
Why do wines have corks? And, are screw cap wines inferior to wines with corks? In today’s video Annabelle McVine discusses screw top wine and wine cork to answer this viewer question. The humble wine screw cap has been the cause of much debate over the years. And everyone loves a wine bottle with cork. But, are there any downsides to wine cork? And what are wine corks made of? WineScribble explores the wine cork tree.
Why do mountain grapes from high altitude vineyards produce better wines? In this episode WineScribble explores the topic of mountain grapes and high altitude wines. There are three main reasons why mountain vineyards produce wines of such unique character. In typical WineScribble style, Annabelle takes us on a journey through the characters of mountain grapes with analogy to the characters of Rock Music. And stick around for the 50 Shades punchline!
Aromas in Wine is a fascinating topic to explore. Why does oaked Chardonnay have a scent reminiscent of butter? In this video Annabelle goes full geek to discover where wine aromas come from and why the human brain can think that a drink that is made only from grapes, can suddenly find aromas of fruit and flowers in the wine glass. Join WineScribble to find out more about the basic chemistry of wine aromas. And stick around until the end for the top tip that explains how to think of wine aromas in terms of Lego bricks.
WineScribble is headed out to a winter BBQ today and carrying a bottle of rosé wine. Which prompts a quick discussion in the park of the 4 main types of rosé wine production methods including limited skin maceration, the Saignée Method, Blending and the controversial decolourization method.