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Austria

January 20

January 20, 1498: On this day, Guillaume le Signerre printed one of the earliest surviving cookbooks, the De Re Coquinaria. Many recipes in De Re Coquinaria use wine as an ingredient. De Re Coquinaria […]

THE DIETHYLENE GLYCOL WINE SCANDAL

THE DIETHYLENE GLYCOL WINE SCANDAL OF 1985 The 1985 diethylene glycol wine controversy involved Austrian wineries illegally adulterating their wines with the hazardous substance diethylene glycol. Using this ingredient found in antifreeze brands, winemakers […]

October 23

October 23, 1942: On this day, MaryAnn Graf, the first female winemaker in California’s modern industry was born. Graf, like Weinberger, was a trailblazer, often regarded as California's first female winemaker when Prohibition ended. […]

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