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 King of Scotland, Robert the Bruce provided two casks of wine to Sir Patrick de Dunbar, Earl of March in 1310.
Christina, Queen of Sweden was born in 1626. The celebration of her coronation included fountains filled with wine for three days in the market place.
New Jersey ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1787. It is home to the Central Delaware Valley, Outer Coastal Plains and Warren Hills viticultural areas.
E.W. Hilgard of Mission San Jose found his Cinsault turbid, with a markedly aromatic bouquet, medium body, low astringency, and medium acid: slightly suspicious in quality. He then racked and pasteurized the wine for safety.
Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt and founder of Silverado Vineyards was born in 1933.
It is the feast day of Saint Sebastian who’s skull is used as a wine cup on his feast day. The skull cap relic is located in Germany.
James Beard award winning author of "What to Drink With What You Eat", Andrew Dornenburg was born in 1958.
The movie, May Wine debuted in 1991.
Zhen Wang Huang, aka Rudy Kurniawan was convicted in 2013. He is a wine collector who was convicted of wine fraud by buying Burgundy wine from negociants and relabelling them are more valuable wines, such as those the Domaine Romanée-Conti.