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.
Isabella I of Jerusalem died in 1205. Isabella’s first marriage was celebrated despite the castle of Kerak being under siege. Her mother-in-law sent Saladin bread, wine sheep and cattle to join in the celebration and Saladin ordered that the tower the new couple were celebrating their wedding night in should not be attacked.
Thomas Cavendish found 300 tuns of Spanish wine buried in the sand in a bay near Valparaiso, Chilean in 1587. Given that he was a privateer, might be an exaggeration.
Barbizon School painter, Jules Dupré was born in 1811. He is known mostly for landscapes, but also for Still Life with a Grey Jug.
Bonfort’s Wine and Spirit Circular dated 1887 states a ship named Fortuna left Oporto bound for NYC with a cargo of wine.
Andre Tchelistcheff , the dean of American Winemakers died in 1994.
Louis Latour, 10th generation president of Maison Louis Latour died in 2016 at the age of 83.