January 10th - 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. 

  • John James Dufour submitted a business plan to the Kentucky Gazette  for the first commercial vineyard.

  • Hungarian sparkling winemaker, József Törley was born in 1858

  • The Moscato di Cagliari DOC  and  Sant'Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC were created in 1979

  • France's Loi Évin controlling alcohol and tobacco advertising went into effect in 1991.  It was named after politician, Claude Évin.