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Colonialism

We call it New World Wine, but it really is the legacy of Colonialism and wine. Look into this turning point category to see how the Age of Exploration led to New World Wine regions with all the good, the bad, and the ugly that came with it.

How ‘Mission Grape’ Started New World Wine

How 'Mission Grape' Started New World Wine 'Mission Grape,' it appears, has never been massively popular with wine critics. One study of the history of viticulture in the United States before Prohibition in 1919 […]

The Origins of California Wine

The Origins of California Wine California is one of the world’s most acclaimed wine production regions. It makes up roughly 90% of the wine industry in the United States. And if California were its […]

Fray Junípero Serra Dates in Wine History

Fray Junípero Serra Miquel Josep Serra I Ferrer (Catalan), which translates into Miguel José Serra Ferrer in Castilian, was born in Petra (a village on Mallorca Island) off the Mediterranean coast of Spain. He […]

The Forgotten King of Wine Exporters: The Algerian Wine Industry

The Forgotten King of Wine Exporters: The Algerian Wine Industry Algeria's wine industry only produced around 0.6 million hectoliters of wine in 2008. However, in 1962 Algeria produced 15 million hectoliters of wine. Algeria […]

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