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.
Greece declared its independence from Turkey in 1821 freeing wine production from the onerous taxes of the Ottoman Turks.
French winemaker, Jean-Michel Cazes was born in 1935.
New York's Cayuga Lake AVA was designated in 1988.
The Australian Geographical Indication "Clare Valley" was registered in 1999.
The Australian Geographical Indication "Perricoota" was registered in 1999.
The Australian Geographical Indication "Adelaide Plains" was registered in 2002.
The French have a saying, « S'il gèle le 25 mars, pas de grain ni de vin. » or “If it freezes on March 25th, there will be no grain nor wine”.