FOOD AND DRINK
Wine will spoil if exposed to light; hence tinted bottles.
Wine tasters never drink the wine they taste. They sip it, swish it about, gargle it, and then spit it out. Swallowing wine is believed to dull the palate, not to mention the brain.
Vintage port takes forty years to reach maturity.
There are professional tea tasters as well as wine tasters.
The United States Department of Agriculture reports that the average American eats 8 and a half pounds of pickles a year. Dill pickles are twice as popular as sweet.
The swedes drink more coffee than any other people in the world.
The strongest any liquor can be is 190 proof. This means the beverage is a little more than 97 percent alcohol.
The purpose of the indentation at the bottom of a wine bottle is to strengthen the structure of the bottle and to trap the sediments in the wine.
The herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world. Nutritionally its fuel value is equal to that of a beefsteak.
The average person ingests about a ton of food and drink each year.