Wine has a long established history of being our drink of choice for celebrating, entertaining, and savoring life; but it didn't start out that way. From the invention of the barrel to the designation of the separate viticultural areas, wine has a long and sorted history. In our daily feature "This Date In Wine History," we share an event of critical importance in wine history.
Oklahoma was admitted to the Union in 1907. It is home to the Ozark Mountain viticultural area.
The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin was reformed in 1934 in the Caveau Nuiton of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Spain's Alella DO andTarragona DO were created in 1976.
It is the feast day of St. Othmar. He died in exile on the island of Werd in Lake Constance. His body was moved to St. Gallen in Switzerland. The men that rowed his body had only one barrel of wine left but it never emptied, no matter how much they drank. The barrel became one of his attributes.