iWinery (Hong Kong) Company Limited®
上品酒莊 (香港) 有限公司®
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iWinery Hong Kong® (上品酒莊®) Wine Facts
Quick Wine Facts
How many bottles of wine?
One bottle of wine = 750 ml or 1/5 of a gallon
One Barrel = 60 gallons = 25 cases or 300 750 ml bottles
One Ton of Grapes = approximately 700 bottles of wine
One Acre of Vineyards - Low yield for high quality wines = 2-4 tons
One Acre of Vineyards - High yield for less expensive wines = 10 tons
Note: A good question to ask in the tasting room is how many tons of wine does the winery get per acre.
Wine Bottle Sizes?
The biggest bottle of wine is the Maximus produced by Beringer Vineyards. It holds 173 bottles of Beringer's Napa Valley 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon. There is only one Maximus bottle at this time.
The most common size wine bottle is 750 ml. Here are the other common wine bottles that you will see in wineries and restaurants.
One-Half Bottle = 375 ml
Magnum = 1.5 liters or two bottles of wine
Jeroboam = 3 liters
Rehoboam = 4.5 litters
Temperature of wines
Room temperature is rarely wine drinking temperature. Most restaurants, bars and homes have an average of 71 - 74 degrees room temperature all year long!
Rich full body red wines should be between 58 and 64 degrees, no higher
Light red wines, usually outstanding in the summer, should be between 54 and 57
White and Rose wines should be between 46 and 54
Champagne, dessert and sweet wines should be between 43 and 47
One Acre of an established vineyard AVERAGES:
4-5 tons of grapes which is 10,000 pounds
13.51 barrels of wine at 7,552 oz./ea
797 gallons of wine at 128 oz./ea
3,958 bottles of wine at 25.6 oz./ea
15,940 glasses of wine at 6.4 oz./ea
One Barrel of wine contains:
740 pounds of grapes
59 gallons of wine
One Case of wine contains:
30 pounds of grapes (468 oz.)
307.2 ounces of wine
12 bottles of wine
48 glasses of wine
One Bottle of wine contains:
750 ml of liquid
2.4 pounds of grapes (39 oz.)
25.6 ounces of wine (4/5 quart)
4 glasses of wine
How About Grapes, Clusters and Vines?
1 grape cluster = 1 glass
75 grapes = 1 cluster
4 clusters = 1 bottle
40 clusters = 1 vine
1 vine = 10 bottles
1200 clusters = 1 barrel
30 vines = 1 barrel
400-500 vines = 1 acre
1 acre = 4-5 tons
4-5 tons = 266-332 cases
Import tariffs applied to wine have fallen along with China’s commitments under WTO accession.
The current import duty on bottled wine is 14%. Added to this are a further 10% consumption tax and VAT of 17%. All are applied to the CIF price, giving an effective total tariff of 48.2%.
ICD (0.14) + VAT (0.17) + CT (0.10) + ICD (0.14) x VAT (0.17)
Total Import Tax rate = ---------- = 48.20%
1 – CT (0.10)
Bulk wine attracts an import tariff of 20%.
Corporate Registered Address: Unit 1010,
Miramar Tower, 132 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 8171-3118
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Most recent revision Tuesday, August 10, 2011