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Benedictines

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 […]

December 4

December 4, 1638:On this day in 1638 the famed French monk, Dom Pierre Pérignon, was baptized in the town of Sainte-Menehould in the Champagne region of north-eastern France. Pérignon became a Benedictine monk in […]

March 2

March 2, 480: On this day in 480 Benedict of Nursia was born in Central Italy. He would go on to found over a dozen monasteries in Italy during the sixth century, the most famous […]

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