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1501 CE to 1700 CE

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

Franciscans In the late nineteenth century, the German artist and art critic Eduard von Grützner began working on a style of painting that would become his defining feature. Grützner was obsessed with painting monks […]

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

Benedictines The decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire could have spelled disaster for viticulture in Western and Central Europe. The Germanic peoples who moved into countries like Spain, France, Italy, and Germany […]

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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