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.
Cesare Borgia is given the title of Captain General and Gonfalonier after returning from his conquests in the Romagna. He is best thought of as someone who poisoned the wine of his enemies.
Jules Guyot, was a French physician and agronomist, who introduced a system of "cane-pruning" of vines for trellises died in 1872.
Rudolf Steiner, father of biodynamic wine making died in 1925.
California's Cucamonga Valley AVA was designated in 1995.