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.
John Otto Donner of Jersey City, NJ is issued a patent for treating wine, beer and liquors with salts of magnesia in 1869.
The Lamezia DOC was created 1978
The Lizzano DOC and Rosso di Montepulciano DOC were created in 1988
Spain's Arlanza DO was created in 2007
Today is the German celebration of Yule. Enjoy a cup of Glühwein, a type of mulled wine.
The ancient Roman’s celebrated Brumalia. Vine growers would sacrifice a goat to Bacchus.