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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 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 […]

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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