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.
Eleanor of Aquitaine’s marriage to Louis VII of France in 1152. Her dowry included Aquitaine including the vineyards or Bordeaux, which remained hers through the marriage and afterwards.
Julio Gallo was born in 1910.
The AOC Alsace Grand Cru Sylvaner and Alsace Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim were named in 2005.
Wine Road of The Samurai, a documentary about 34 Samurai (who were also known as The Last Samurais) delegation sent by the Japanese government to France at the end of Edo era was released in 2006.
Happy Nowruz! The Persian New Year celebration goes back to the reign of mythic king Jamshid who saved humanity from a killer winter and also created wine. The holiday is celebrated by Zoroastrians, Bahá’í and some Muslim sects