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Mendoza

Argentinian Wine History

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, […]

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 1990: In this month, the Boston Wine Expo was initiated. One of the major trade and consumer wine events in the USA is the Boston Wine Expo, held at the Seaport World Trade […]

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, 1869: Nicholas Longworth was born on this day. An American winemaker, he established the first successful commercial winery in Cincinnati, Ohio, by using Catawba grapes and classical champagne making techniques. His winery […]

April 7

April 7, 1885: The first steam train pulled into Mendoza from Buenos Aires following the completion of the first railway between the region and the Argentinian capital. Argentina had not been badly hit by the […]

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