Tiffany Mimosa

Wine Facts & Figures

How did the tradition of christening a ship with champagne begin?

The history of breaking a bottle of wine over a ship’s bow dates back to the about the late 17th century (initially wine then champagne). The British Navy originally baptized their ships with a “standing cup” of precious metal, which was afterwards thrown overboard. Unfortunately with the increased production...

Did You Know: Fact #1

Among the planting of fruit crops worldwide (apples, oranges, strawberries, lemons), wine grapes lead the pack. With over 10,000 different known grape varietals, it is easy to see why wine, in it’s finished state, is the most consumed fruit in the world....