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.
Agostino Carracci, an Italian painter died in 1602. One of his most famous works is of the Last Supper of Christ.
The Illinois General Assembly created rules requiring every county to regulate weights and measures including for a wine measure.
George W. Roosevelt, the US Ambassador to France reports on new French laws about the adulteration of wines in 1883.
Viticulture Committee of the Region of Vinho Verde was created in 1929.
Franklin Roosevelt signed The Cullen-Harrison Act to amend the Volstead Act that allowed the sale and taxation of low alcohol beers and wines in 1933.