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The Origins of California Wine: Junipero Serra, the Apostle of California

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

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 was born to […]

How The ‘Mission Grape’ Started New World Wine

How The 'Mission Grape' Started New World Wine The Mission grape has never been massively popular with wine critics. One study of the history of viticulture in the United States before Prohibition in 1919 […]

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