January 20

January 20, 1498: On this day, Guillaume le Signerre printed one of the earliest surviving cookbooks, the De Re Coquinaria. Many recipes in De Re Coquinaria use wine as an ingredient. De Re Coquinaria […]

May 11

May 11, 1853: On this day, Nathaniel de Rothschild bought the Château Brane-Mouton vineyard in Bordeaux for the purpose of serving his own wine to visitors at his estates. He therefore changed its name […]

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 […]


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