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The Franciscans and Viticulture in the Old World and the New

The Franciscans and Viticulture in the Old World and the New In the late nineteenth century, the German artist and art critic Eduard von Grützner began working on a style of painting that would […]

How Port Became a Wine Staple Through Trade Agreements

How Port Became a Wine Staple Through Trade Agreements "Port" is fortified wine originating from Douro Valley in Portugal. Historically, Portuguese wine gained popularity because of an increasing demand from British consumers. This consumption forced […]

Uncovering the Earliest Winemakers in History

Winemakers Hajji Firuz Tepe The earliest sign of winemaking in Hajji Firuz Tepe traces back to a Neolithic village in modern-day Iran. Archaeologists of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology excavated […]

August 4

August 4, 1792: On this day, Percy Bysshe Shelley was born. A romanticist, he is currently most famous for his poem "Ozymandias," though he also wrote the “The Vine-Shroud,” a grim fragment of a […]

April 4

April 4, 1925: On this day, George Remus was nicknamed the "King of the Bootleggers" in Chicago. George Remus, born in Germany but reared in Chicago, would establish himself as a prominent defense attorney […]

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