December 24th - This Date in Wine History


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 Plot of the Rue Saint-Nicaise fails in 1800.  This plot was designed to kill Napoleon with a wine cask filled with explosives.

  • The Touraine AOC was created in 1939. 

  • French oenologist, Michel Rolland was born in 1947

  • The Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOC was created in 1985

  • The Egg Nog Riot begins at West Point in 1826.  Eggnog was often enriched with sherry, brandy, whisky and run at the time. Btw, Confederate President, Jefferson Davis was one of the participants.

  • If you celebrate Christmas, be sure to leave out treats for Santa Claus.  We suggest Syrah in lieu of milk.