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.
- François Clicquot died in 1805, leaving his wife La Veuve (the widow) Cliquot.
- English writer and critic, George Saintsbury, author of Notes on a Cellar-Book was born in 1845.
- Baron Bettino Ricasoli, the Father of Chianti Classico, died in 1880.
- California's Temecula Valley AVA was designated in 1984.