Thomas Jefferson

April 13

April 13, 1743: On this day, Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. President, was born. Over the course of his study of law, he developed a love for wine, which he carried throughout his life. […]

May 17

May 17, 1784: Thomas Jefferson was appointed by the confederation Congress to travel to France, later becoming the senior Minister of the United States in France. He arrived in France onboard a merchant ship […]

December 14

December 14, 1925: William Henry Beetham died away on this date. William Henry Beetham is recognized as having planted the first Pinot Noir and Hermitage (Syrah) grapes in New Zealand in 1881 at his […]

July 4

July 4, 907: On this day, in a battle fought at Brezalauspurc, the Hungarians consolidated their hold over the Carpathian Basin by beating the Bavarian army. Following this conquest, the supporters of rpád, the […]

February 18

February 18, 1478: On this day, George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence was secretly executed in the Tower of London. It is believed that he was drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine. George Plantagenet, […]

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