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.
- The London Review in 1864 had an ad from James L. Denman who was offering wines of Greece and Hungary.
- The Mission of San Diego de Alcalá was founded in 1769 by Junipero Serra. The Mission included 55,000 acres, and provided corn, wheat, barley, kidney beans, chick peas and other vegetables and vineyards to provide grapes for wine.
- The Dolcetto d'Alba DOC was created in 1974. Alba is a city located in the Piedmont of Italy.