Monday, February 2, 2015


Photo by BIM

It seems I made a mistake in my previous calculations (although I think it was a typo).  It also seems I did Joe Wagner (the winery guy) a favor.

The article I based my calculations on was Mike Dunne's Sacramento Bee article linked in my previous post.

In that article, Mike claims that it takes 29 gallons of water to make 1 glass of wine.  Let's say 4 glasses per bottle - that's 116 gallons per bottle.

12 bottles per case - 1,392 gallons of water.

500,000 cases - 696,000,000 gallons of water.

Oh.  BTW, this does not include the 250,000 gallons of distilled spirits they are going to produce.

Sorry for the error.  The winery would've thanked me.

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