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Canada-US Free Trade Agreement

The Canada-US Free Trade Agreement’s Impact on US Wine Exports

How Does The Canada-US Free Trade Agreement Affect American Wine Exports? After several years of negotiations, the Canada–US Free Trade Agreement went into effect on January 1, 1989. By definition, a free trade agreement creates a group of countries that mutually decide to reduce tariffs on each other, while maintaining their original duties against non-members. The Canada-US …

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History of the Changyu Wine Industry

History of the Changyu Wine Industry

History of the Changyu Wine Industry On January 1, 1892, Changyu Pioneer Wine Co, founded by Zhang Bishi, became China’s first winery. The company’s headquarters are located in Yantai in the Shandong province. According to many wine experts, Changyu is regarded as China’s counterpart to France’s world-famous Bordeaux winemaking region. The company has developed more …

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Your guide to choosing and storing wine

A Guide to Choosing And Storing Wine

A Guide To Choosing And Storing Wine  The history of wine is the history of civilization itself. Wine has been a part of human society for millenniums. First discovered by accident, wine has since become a staple of social gatherings, religious ceremonies, and everyday life. It spans culture and geography, with each region developing its …

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Australian Wine Industry

The Australian Wine Industry

The Australian Wine Industry Since the first vines were planted on Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens site in 1788, the Australian wine industry has received considerable attention. Over the centuries, numerous waves of immigrants have built up the thriving Australian wine industry that exists today. Through the years, the Australian wine industry has witnessed plenty of …

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Contributions of Thomas Jefferson to Wine

Thomas Jefferson’s Contributions to Wine

Thomas Jefferson’s Contributions to Wine In addition to Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to political philosophy and the development of the American Republic, he was also a great collector and admirer of famous wines. Jefferson’s writings on wine provide a wonderful insight into 18th– and early-19th-century traditions and social behaviors surrounding wine. In addition, these writings also …

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Robert Parker

Robert Parker And His World Of Wine Criticism

Robert Parker And His World Of Wine Criticism Robert Parker is an American wine critic who is often regarded as one of the most influential voices in the modern wine industry. His 100-point wine rating system and publication, The Wine Advocate, with its stylistic preferences and note-taking terminology, have grown popular in American wineries. Consequently, …

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The Willamette Valley AVA

Willamette Valley AVAs

Willamette Valley AVAs Oregon started wine production in the 1840s, but the modern wine industry didn’t really begin to take-off until the 1960s. Currently, Oregon is the 4th largest producer of wine in the USA and possesses 19 officially recognized wine-growing regions called American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Each AVA region in Oregon features a unique …

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American Wine history

The Fall of the American Wine Industry

The Fall of the American Wine Industry American wine history cannot be mentioned without discussing the early 20th-century Prohibition. December 5th, also known as Repeal Day, should be a celebrated day among American wine lovers. On this date in 1933 the 21st Amendment was ratified, ending the 18th Amendment that had banned the transportation, sale, …

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Napa Valley vacation destination

Napa Valley And Its History

Napa Valley And Its History The Early Napa Valley Wild grapes were once the only grapes growing across Napa Valley, until George Calvert Yount, a settler in the region discovered the area’s potential for grapevine cultivation. He started by building one of the initial homesteads and was the first person to plant grapes in modern …

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