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1501 CE to 1700 CE

The Pre-Colonial Wine Of Indigenous Peoples

The Pre-Colonial Wine Of Indigenous Peoples Before the first colonizers set foot in the Americas, Indigenous peoples were creating fermented beverages from local plants. In Mexico, there were over 30 different types of alcoholic […]

How The ‘Mission Grape’ Started New World Wine

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

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 arrived at the developing town of Cordoba in what is now Northwestern Argentina. These men were […]

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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