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.
Connecticut ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1788. It is home to the Western Connecticut Highlands and Southeastern New England viticultural areas.
Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson was given a state funeral in 1806. He died several months earlier at the battle of Trafalgar but was preserved in a barrel of Brandy mixed with camphor and myrrh.
Dave Matthews Band front man, Dave Matthews was born in 1967. He owns Blenheim Vineyards in Albemarle, Virginia.
The Barbera d'Asti DOC, Barbera del Monferrato DOC and Rubino di Cantavenna DOC were created in 1970;
The Bianco Valdinievole DOC was established in 1976.
The Lacrima di Morro d'Alba DOC was created in 1985.
The Rosso Conero Reserve DOCG designation were established in 2004.