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War of the Apostrophe: The Defining Moments in California’s Wine-Making History

The Defining Moments in California's Wine-Making History By 1895, the Napa Valley wine business was booming and Stags’ Leap was producing upwards of 40,000 gallons of wine annually. Before the 19th century, no one […]

August 15

August 15, 1038: On this day, Saint Stephen of Hungary passed away. From 1000 or 1001 until he died in 1038, Stephen I, sometimes referred to as King Saint Stephen, reigned as Hungary's first […]

January 8

January 8, 482: On this day, Severinus of Noricum died. Saint and "Apostle to Noricum" Severinus of Noricum is well-known. He might have been born in the African Roman province or Southern Italy, according […]

The Month of January

January 1911: During this month, riots broke out in the towns of Damery and Hautvilliers as tensions approached a breaking point. Trucks carrying grapes from the Loire Valley were pushed into the Marne River […]

April 23

April 23, 1809: American horticulturist Henderson William Luelling was born. He was the first to plant grapes in Oregon in 1847. April 23, 1938: Vasiliy Tairov died at the age of 78. A Soviet […]

The Ancient French Variety: Carménère

The Ancient French Variety: Carménère Carménère is an ancient red grape variety from France, specifically the region of Bordeaux. Grande Vidure is another name for it. Phylloxera, an insect pest of commercial grapevines, decimated […]

Wine Guide: Tempranillo

Wine Guide: Tempranillo No other grape variety is as synonymous with Spanish red wine as Tempranillo. It is the undisputed number one grape variety in Spain. Whether it's the top appellation Rioja, the outstanding […]

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