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The Jesuits and Wine Production in the New World

The Jesuits and Wine Production in the New World In the summer of 1599, several zealous Roman Catholics, men who perceived themselves as religious warriors, arrived at the developing town of Cordoba in what […]

The Conquistador’s Impact on Wine in South America

The Conquistador’s Impact on Wine in South America In 1554, Spanish conquistadors and missionaries transported European Viti's vinifera vines to Chile. According to mythology, the conquistador Francisco de Aguirre planted the first vines. The […]

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