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Medieval Period & Monasticism

Monks and wine. Is there any more fascinating story in the history of wine? In this category dive deep into the influence of monasticism in the Medieval period of winemaking.

A Biography on the Famous Monastery Winery in Burgundy

A Biography on the Famous Monastery Winery in Burgundy “Shadows in the Vineyard” details the biography of a famous monastery winery in Burgundy. The Historical Profile Burgundy’s earliest archeological evidence of grape cultivation dates […]

The Jesuits and Wine Production in the New World

The Jesuits and Wine Production in the New World In the summer of 1599, several zealous Roman Catholics, men who perceived themselves as religious warriors, arrived at the developing town of Cordoba in what […]

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 […]

The Benedictines and their Role in European Wine Production during the Middle Ages

The Benedictines and their Role in European Wine Production during the Middle Ages The decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire could have spelled disaster for viticulture in Western and Central Europe. The […]

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