Thursday, September 22, 2016
Winespeed is packed with fascinating wine facts and tidbits of vinous information. It's a fun, snappy read; included therein is a weekly wine recommendation, a 'Wine Question of the Week' and the 'Verbatim' feature - a quote from some or other wine-personage. And other good stuff. So what was so interesting to me about the 'Go Vatican!' item in Winespeed? Everything, it's the type of wine-factoid that I just geek-out on.
"16. Number of gallons of wine consumed per person annually in the Vatican City State--the highest per capita consumption of any country in the world. Only 836 people live in the Vatican, but the country's voluminous wine usage is partly the result of the Catholic celebration in which bread and wine are consecrated during the Mass. By comparison, U.S. per capita wine consumption is about 3 gallons."
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Oh, and happy first day of autumn!