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Phylloxera

The Forgotten King of Wine Exporters: The Algerian Wine Industry

The Forgotten King of Wine Exporters: The Algerian Wine Industry Algeria's wine industry only produced around 0.6 million hectoliters of wine in 2008. However, in 1962 Algeria produced 15 million hectoliters of wine. Algeria […]

April 15

April 15, 1874: On this day, Great London Exhibition took place. After the phylloxera threat was eliminated, Portuguese wine production began to rebound, and at the important London Exhibition of 1874, Portuguese wines were […]

September 18

September 18, 1843: On this day, Charles V. Riley was born. He was a Francophile entomologist who discovered Phylloxera's features by reading a French study and proposed a remedy that would include using more […]

October 13

October 13, 1983: El Dorado AVA was established in El Dorado County, located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; it's a sub-AVA of Sierra Foothills AVA. The AVA is elevated above 2000ft […]

October 21

October 21, 1914: On this day in 1914 the ruler of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II, ordered a total ban on the production and sale of vodka throughout the country for as long as the […]

September 26

September 26, 1843: On this day, Thomas Volney Munson was born in Astoria, Illinois. Munson was an American horticulturist who spent most of his life documenting native American grapes. His work had a significant […]

April 17

April 17, 1111: On this day, Robert of Molesme died. Robert of Molesme was a Christian saint who served as an abbot and one of the Cistercian Order's founders. Robert and twenty-one of his […]

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