All week long I will be doing a "Raise Your Spirits" contest this week.  I will ask you one of these trivia questions between 12:30 and 1 pm and you need to do is be the 10th caller at 616-770-8200 with the correct answer!  Win a $25 gift certificate to ABC Fine Wine & Spirits on Woodland Mall Drive next to TGI Fridays.  All week long!

***Shop on Monday and get5 entered for a drawing for a free bottle of wine.

Every Tuesday in March (if you have a March birthday) stop in and get registered for a free bottle of champaign.


How much wine is in a bottle? Generally a bottle of wine measures the liquid in milliliters, with 750 ml being the standard amount in most bottles (or about 25 fluid ounces).

How many grapes does it take to make your average bottle of wine? It takes about 2 ½ pounds of grapes to make a bottle of wine.

How many bottles of wine does it take to make create a case of wine? 12

How many gallons of wine are produced from one acre of grapevines? About 800

Where does the vanilla flavor in wine come from? If newer oak barrels were used in the winemaking process, the wines will often have a hint of vanilla in both the aroma and flavor.

When was the corkscrew designed? Mid-1800’s.

How many varieties of wine grapes exist in the world today? Over 10,000!

How many gallons of wine does California produce annually? Over 17 million gallons

How many calories are in a four ounce glass of red wine Approximately 85

How many gallons of wine are in a single barrel? 60

How many grapevines generally make up an acre? 400

When did winemaking begin? The Mesopotamians were credited with producing the first wines in 6000 B.C.