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.
Charles II issued a warrant to the Farmers of Customs for unlading 120 pipes of Canary wine for the Spanish ambassadors in 1667.
Ludwig Minkus and Austrian-Jewish composer was born in 1826. His father was a wholesale wine merchant in Moravia, Austria and Hungary.
Hubert de Castella arrived in Melbourne, from Switzerland in 1854 and began a winery in the Yarra Valley.
The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry listed that W.P. Thompson received a patent for a method and apparatus for manufacturing beer, ale, wine, cider or the like in 1892.