Wine History & People

Wine History & People encompasses historical wine events, notable people and regulation rulings that have graced the wine industry since its conception.



How the Great French Wine Blight Changed the Global Wine Industry How the Great French Wine Blight Changed the Global Wine Industry How the Great French Wine Blight Changed the Global Wine Industry How the Great French Wine Blight Changed the Global Wine Industry

How the Great French Wine Blight Changed the Global Wine Industry


The Great French Wine Blight was a marked event and is well-known. The blight destroyed 40% of French grape vines, later linked to a...

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Legend has it that in the year 1111, a German bishop in Italy en route to the Vatican sent his majordomo ahead to search for inns that...

10 Wine Professions & What They Do 10 Wine Professions & What They Do 10 Wine Professions & What They Do 10 Wine Professions & What They Do

10 Wine Professions & What They Do


Working in the wine world presents many different types of opportunities for people who are passionate about all aspects of oenology,...

T.V. Munson - The Man Who Saved the European Wine Industry T.V. Munson - The Man Who Saved the European Wine Industry T.V. Munson - The Man Who Saved the European Wine Industry T.V. Munson - The Man Who Saved the European Wine Industry

T.V. Munson - The Man Who Saved the European Wine Industry


T.V. Munson was an American viticulturalist who perfected the science of vine grafting, saving the European wine industry after grafting...

Official Bordeaux Classification of 1855 Official Bordeaux Classification of 1855 Official Bordeaux Classification of 1855 Official Bordeaux Classification of 1855

Official Bordeaux Classification of 1855


It was Napoleon's intention to showcase the best wines of his country in the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris. However, what happened...

The History of Vitis Vinifera The History of Vitis Vinifera The History of Vitis Vinifera The History of Vitis Vinifera

The History of Vitis Vinifera


Vitis Vinifera is one of the most widely cultivated fruit crops in the world today, and it is grown on every continent except for...

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Experiencing Mendoza with Adventure Consultants


Recently featured in the blockbuster film Everest, I caught up with Adventure Consultants’ General Manager of 20 years, Suze Kelly, during...

8 Must-Read Wine Books of the Year 8 Must-Read Wine Books of the Year 8 Must-Read Wine Books of the Year 8 Must-Read Wine Books of the Year

8 Must-Read Wine Books of the Year


Benjamin Wallace discovers the sordid truth about an alleged bottle of wine owned by Thomas Jefferson that sold at a Christie’s auction for...

Introduction to Argentinian Wine Introduction to Argentinian Wine Introduction to Argentinian Wine Introduction to Argentinian Wine

Introduction to Argentinian Wine


While Malbec remains the country’s most recognized grape variety, the country also offers a mixture of reds in the way of Bonarda, Syrah,...

The Champagne Riots of 1910 and what Led to Them The Champagne Riots of 1910 and what Led to Them The Champagne Riots of 1910 and what Led to Them The Champagne Riots of 1910 and what Led to Them

The Champagne Riots of 1910 and what Led to Them


During the early part of the 19th century, the region's wine grape growers and wine makers were in a row over the finished wine price and...

Wine & the Ancient Roman Empire Wine & the Ancient Roman Empire Wine & the Ancient Roman Empire Wine & the Ancient Roman Empire

Wine & the Ancient Roman Empire


Historical and religious writings reveal that wine existed as far back as Egyptian times, but instead it is the Ancient Romans that we have...

Wine Museums & Theme Parks You Will Want to Visit Wine Museums & Theme Parks You Will Want to Visit Wine Museums & Theme Parks You Will Want to Visit Wine Museums & Theme Parks You Will Want to Visit

Wine Museums & Theme Parks You Will Want to Visit


Where do wine thrill seekers or those seeking more wine knowledge go for a good time? They go to wine amusement parks and wine museums, of...

Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today

Thomas Jefferson's Top Wine Picks you Can Drink Today


Thomas Jefferson, an iconic figure in American History, a Founding Father of the country...Jefferson's meticulous record-keeping left...

Contributions & Inventions that Changed the World of Wine Contributions & Inventions that Changed the World of Wine Contributions & Inventions that Changed the World of Wine Contributions & Inventions that Changed the World of Wine

Contributions & Inventions that Changed the World of Wine


As early as 1000 BC, the Romans began classifying grape colors and varietals and recording flavor and ripening characteristics of different...