March 14

March 14, 1836: On this day, John Adlum, father of American viticulture, died. American viticulturist John Adlum is credited with being the first to grow the Catawba grape. The phrase "the father of American […]

August 4

August 4, 1792: On this day, Percy Bysshe Shelley was born. A romanticist, he is currently most famous for his poem "Ozymandias," though he also wrote the “The Vine-Shroud,” a grim fragment of a […]

July 4

July 4, 1811: On this day, Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, the savior of Port wine, was born. Port wine is rich, decadent, and nearly extinct due to a pandemic in the late 1800s. Fortunately, […]


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