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.
Russell de St. Maxentin of Hampshire, England was ordered to procure 40 tuns of good wine for the King’s use in 1225.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch-British artist was born in 1836. Mythological elements were often depicted in his work, especially Bacchus. Additionally, he is described as being a lover of wine, women and parties.
Prince Leo Galitzine founder of wine-making in Crimea died in 1916.
The South African wine-making cooperative,Koöperatieve Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zuid-Afrika Bpkt was founded in 1918.