Top 10 Fruit Wine Facts

In Finland fruit wine outsells grape wine by a significant margin

FACT 1: The first fruit wines appeared over 2000 years ago and were made by the ancient Greeks and Romans (they were traditionally made of apples, wild fruits and berries)

FACT 2: Fruit Wines possess significantly higher levels of antioxidants than grape wines. In some cases over 7 times more!!

FACT 3: Fruit wines have traditionally been popular with home-winemakers and in areas with cool climates such as the United Kingdom, North America and Scandinavia.

FACT 4: Few foods other than grapes have the balanced quantities of sugar, acid, tannin, nutritive salts for yeast feeding and water to naturally produce a stable, drinkable wine, so most country wines are adjusted in one or more respects at fermentation.

FACT 5: The average wine consumption for adults, per annum, in the UK is 38 bottles

FACT 6: Only 1 out of every 650 bottles of wine consumed is fruit wine.

FACT 7: In Finland fruit wine outsells grape wine by a significant margin

FACT 8: The United Kingdom possesses the perfect climate to produce some of the world's best fruit wines.

FACT 9: The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark have a strong fruit wine tradition with the most popular sources are blackcurrants, redcurrants and strawberries

FACT 10: The Vatican City State consumes more wine than any other country (an astonishing 90 bottles per annum per adult!)