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Dear Dr. Vinny,
My kids asked me: How many grapes are used for one bottle of wine?
—Albert, Lelystad, the Netherlands
Quite a few, actually. About 600 to 800 grapes go into each bottle of wine (some grapes are bigger or juicier than others). This usually translates as about three to 10 clusters of grapes—again, depending on the grapes.
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