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Mendoza

Argentinian Wine History

Argentina has an extensive and colorful history with wine, dating back to the days of European exploration in the 16th century. Over the centuries, Argentina's winemakers have developed their unique traditions, culture, and style. […]

The Month of March

March 1224: The first-ever wine tasting competition was held. French King Philip Augustus initially organized the competition; because the king was the only wine critic who counted. The competition consisted of around seventy different […]

The Month of February

February 1874: During this time, Don Francisco de Rojas y Salamanca, a brilliant Chilean businessman, built a vineyard in the Maipo Valley at the foot of the Andes Mountains using superb vines imported from […]

March 6

March 6, 1475: On this day, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born. Commonly referred to as Michelangelo, he is one of the most influential artists in Western history, having painted, sculpted, and designed […]

April 1

April 1, 1923: On this day, Miljenko Grgich was born in Desne, Croatia. Grgich is famous for crafting Chardonnay wine that beat the best of French wines during the 1976 Judgement of Paris blind […]

November 5

November 5, 1271: On this day, Kublai Khan established the Yuan Dynasty in the northern part of China. Mongolian emperors had a particular fondness for wine throughout the Yuan Dynasty. They ruled that wine […]

April 7

April 7, 1885: On this day in 1885 the first steam train pulled into Mendoza in the Andes region of western Argentina. It had arrived from Buenos Aires following the completion of the first railway […]

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