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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.

The Origins of California Wine: Junipero Serra, the Apostle of California

The Origins of California Wine: Junipero Serra, the Apostle of California 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. […]

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 […]

Angola: The Wine Industry during Colonial Period

Angolan Wine Industry during Colonial Period Introduction The slave trade greatly affected the wine industry during the colonial era in various African countries. The arrival of foreigners in various African countries led to a […]

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 hectolitres of wine in 2008. However, in 1962 Algeria produced 15 million hectolitres of wine. And […]

The Conquistador’s Impact on Wine in South America

The Conquistador’s Impact on Wine in South America In 1554, Spanish conquistadors and missionaries transported European Viti's vinifera vines to Chile. According to mythology, the conquistador Francisco de Aguirre planted the first vines. The […]

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