Historical Events

Wine is a longstanding industry of culture, throughout history, certain events have changed the manner in which wine is grown, produced and bottled. This section covers historical wine events; wine rulings, like the Wine Official Bordeaux Classification of 1855 and mass crop afflictions, like the Great French Wine Blight.



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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...

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The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries


'Somm' documents the journey of four rising sommeliers as they prepare for the daunting Master Sommelier exam to become part of the Court...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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...

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Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France


France holds a yearly international competition for the Best Wine in Box that serves as a great incentive for national and international...