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The Origins of California Wine

The Origins of California Wine California is one of the world’s most acclaimed wine production regions. It makes up roughly 90% of the wine industry in the United States. And if California were its […]

Fray Junípero Serra Dates in Wine History

Fray Junípero Serra Miquel Josep Serra I Ferrer (Catalan), which translates into Miguel José Serra Ferrer in Castilian, was born in Petra (a village on Mallorca Island) off the Mediterranean coast of Spain. He […]

The Rothschild Dynasty of Wine Production

It all began with an individual named Mayor Amschel Rothschild in the late 18th century. He was a merchant in the ghetto area of Frankfurt and had five sons. The sons' names were Nathaniel, […]

Steven Spurrier’s Impact on the Wine Industry

Steven Spurrier's Impact on the Wine Industry The name "Steven Spurrier" will forever be remembered as the person who propelled California wines into the limelight and made them compete favourably with their French counterparts. […]

The Widow Madame Clicquot: How One Woman Changed the Entire Champagne Industry

The Widow Clicquot: How One Woman Changed the Entire Champagne Industry She invented the “table de remuage” (riddling table) to clarify Champagne, which created a beautiful, clear wine in the glass. Clicquot also created the […]

The Secret of Wine Addiction Behind Van Gogh’s Phenomenal Paintings

The Secret of Wine Addiction Behind Van Gogh's Phenomenal Paintings Almost everyone has heard of the Dutch post-Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh's art has become famous for its expressive and colorful nature, […]

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