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Fun Facts About Wine

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • The lip of a red wine glass is sloped inward to capture the aromas of the wine and deliver them to your nose.
  • California has 847 wineries. Napa County is the home of 232 of them
  • The wine industry generates 145,000 jobs in California.
  • According to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, there are 100 calories in a 5-ounce glass of wine. Plus wine is a fat-free and cholesterol-free drink.
  • Putting ice and kosher salt in a bucket will chill white wine or Champagne faster
  • In terms of acreage, wine grapes rank #1 among all crops planted worldwide
  • The scientific community and governmental and public health circles are becoming more and more convinced that moderate wine consumption is in fact associated with a number of positive health outcomes.
  • Poor soil quality tends to produce better wines.
  • Although red wine can only be produced from red grapes, white wine can be produced from both red and white grapes.
  • The wreck of the Titanic holds the oldest wine cellar in the world and despite the wreckage and the depth, the bottles are still intact.

No need to get out your scuba gear, come on down to The Carlton Restaurant where we proudly offer an extensive inventory selected for your enjoyment at affordable prices!

2010 Wine Spectator Award

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We are happy to announce that The Carlton Restaurant has earned the Wine Spectator’s 2010 Award of Excellence.  This is the 15th consecutive year that The Carlton has won on the award and plan to keep the tradition going for years to come!   Click here to see a list of 2010 winners.