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.
Famed actress, Helena Modjeska died in 1909. She and a small group of Polish artists and aristocrats emigrated to Anaheim, California to create a colony based on Brooks Farm. They grew muscat grapes which no one would buy but instead stole… The colony failed and Modjeska returned to the theater but created her home at Arden in Anaheim until 1906.
The Salice Salentino DOC was created in 1976.
The Kanawha River Valley AVA was designated in 1986.
It is the feast of St. Walter of Pontoise. He is the patron saint of prisoners, prisoners of war, job-related stress and vintners.