Happy hour conversation growing stale? Switch it up by playing wine trivia! If you’re starting to worry that you may be rapidly approaching the end of things to talk about, fear not. Playing a little wine trivia is a fun way to get the conversation going again. Win or lose, you’re likely to learn a thing or two about wine. Test your wine knowledge with these trivia questions. If you’re feeling competitive, you could make it a drinking game – whether it’s just you and your partner, or whether you’re playing with friends at a virtual happy hour. How many of these wine trivia questions do you know the answer to?
Wine Trivia Facts & Figures
#5: How much wine is in a standard bottle?
A: A standard bottle of wine is 750 milliliters (or about 25 fluid ounces).
#6: What’s the biggest kind of wine bottle?
A: It’s called the Nebuchadnezzar and it holds 15 liters of wine. That’s the equivalent of 20 regular bottles in a single huge bottle.
#7: How many grapes does it take to make a standard bottle of wine?
A: About 200 grapes, or 2.5 pounds of grapes.
#8: On average, how much wine does one acre of grapevines produce?
A: About 800 gallons of wine.
#9: How much wine is in a barrel?
A: There are 60 gallons in a barrel. Fun fact: there are 126 gallons in a buttload of wine.
#10: How long after planting is a grapevine ready to make wine?
A: It takes about 3-5 years for a grapevine to start bearing fruit that can be made into wine. After that, grapevines can usually bear fruit for another 40 years.
A Toast to Wine-Loving Historical Figures
#12: What was Jackie Kennedy’s favorite kind of Champagne?
#13: How many bottles of Pol Roger Champagne did Winston Churchill drink in his lifetime?
#14: Which two U.S. presidents attempted to grow grapevines?
#15: What does non-vintage (or NV) mean?
#16: Which species of grape is responsible for most of the wine made throughout the world?
#17: What does a vertical wine tasting entail?
#18: What does appellation mean?
Testing Your Champagne Savoir Faire
#19: How fast can the cork fly out of a Champagne bottle?
#20: At what point in the winemaking process does Champagne get its bubbles?
#21: How many bubbles are there in a bottle of Champagne?
Wine Trivia Fun Facts:
#23: What colors can wine be?
#24: Which Greek goddess is used to signify that a wine bottle has been certified as biodynamic?
Wine From Around the World
#26: What is the only winemaking region in the world that wasn’t affected by the phylloxera louse?
#27: How much wine is consumed throughout the world each year?
In Vino Finito
If you miss going to trivia night at your local bar, playing wine trivia at home is a fun way to learn some new fun facts. You can set up a virtual happy hour to see who among your friend group knows the most about wine, and pair your trivia with a virtual wine tasting.