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Casks and Kings: Wine in the Medieval Era

Wine in the Medieval Era was ubiquitous. In a world marked by feudalism, chivalry, and religious fervor, the medieval era stands as a fascinating period of transition and growth. The appreciation for wine was widespread and boasted an unparalleled importance in society. In this comprehensive examination, we will explore the

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The History and Evolution of Winemaking

The History and Evolution of Winemaking Humans have been making and consuming wine for thousands of years. In certain civilizations it was considered a gift from the gods, and used in religious rituals. In other civilizations it was a dietary staple, and consumed daily. But no matter its role in

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The Story Of Robert Mondavi

The Story Of Robert Mondavi The Mondavi family has been involved in the winemaking industry since the 1920s. A prominent member of the family, Cesare Mondavi, immigrated to America in 1906, and his son Robert Mondavi was born in 1913. In 1936, Cesare Mondavi purchased the Sunny St. Helena winery in Napa

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Mosel: The Coldest Wine Region In The World

Mosel: The Coldest Wine Region In The World Mosel is one of the world’s steepest, coldest, and northernmost wine-producing regions. The region encompasses the valleys of rivers Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer in Germany, starting from Mosel’s mouth at Koblenz upstream to the neighborhood of Trier in the federal state of

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The Oldest Wine Bottle

The Oldest Wine Bottle In The World

The Oldest Wine Bottle In The World The Speyer Bottle, also known as the Römerwein aus Speyer, is the oldest wine bottle in history, dating back sometime between 325 A.D and 350 A.D. It gets its name due to where it was discovered; from the tomb of a Roman noble

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Willamette Valley’s Early History

Willamette Valley’s Early History Through Wine

Willamette Valley History Much has been written about the history of the Willamette Valley. In this article, we’ll explore the area’s founding and discuss a few key early historical events that have shaped the Valley’s wine industry. We’ll also delve into some of the region’s oldest vineyards and wineries. So,

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Master Somms and the Company of Vintners

Master Sommeliers and the Worshipful Company of Vintners In 1363, the legacy of Master Sommeliers began with the formation of the Worshipful Company of Vintners, which was one of the Great 12 Livery Companies of London. All these companies functioned under the Royal Charter, which was responsible for regulating and

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THE ROBERT M. PARKER WINE RATING SYSTEM (100 POINTS) Robert McDowell Parker Jr. is a retired American wine reviewer born on July 23, 1947. He created the Robert M. Parker 100 point wine rating system. This wine rating tool and his newsletter, “The Wine Advocate,” have had a significant impact

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Stolen World War II Wine

Stolen World War II Wine In May 1940, during World War II, German troops invaded France and began looting all the valuables they could lay their hands on. Some items illegally carted away included gold, art, and some of France’s most prestigious wines. The Germans relished fine wine, and most

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