Facts & Fictions: Storytelling in the Wine World (1)
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Almost every tradition lies a myth

Almost every tradition lies a myth, and the biggest myth of all is that this is how it has always been done! Here are some fun facts, idea, anecdotes, and the odd white lie, of the wonderful world of wine.

Where there’s a church, there’s a VINEYARD

It is believed that the almost magical, mystical perceived properties of wine led it to become part of the Christian sacrament – the Blood of Christ. Monasteries across Europe began to cultivate vineyards where Benedictine and Cistercian monks in the Champagne and Burgundy regions became premium wine producers.

MUCH safer than drinking water

Up until the beginning of the seventeenth century, wine was the only safe beverage, as well as the most durable and storable. Even water was unsafe to drink.

Not JUST grape juice

Wine can be made from anything that can be fermented… mushrooms, any fruit, vegetable or herb, and honey.

Text Annabel Jackson / Photos Cammy Yiu