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Robert Mondavi winery

Religious Figures and Wine

Religious Figures And Wine Did you know that both religious figures and wine played an important role in the establishment of early civilizations? Find out about the history behind these two things that are so closely connected on this list of interesting facts about religious figures and wine! Different Religions

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KING HENRY VIII

WINE, GOUT, AND KING HENRY VIII

WINE, GOUT, AND KING HENRY VIII What is gout and why did King Henry VIII have gout? Gout is a complex form of arthritis that is common and can affect anyone. When one’s body has excess uric acid, sharp crystals can form in the big toe or other joints, causing

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Sequitur wine cellar in the Ribbon Ridge AVA

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

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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.

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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,

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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

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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.

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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

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Ancient Rome and Greece

The Wine Culture of Ancient Greece

The Wine Culture of Ancient Greece While viticulture appears to have flourished as early as the Neolithic era, 6,500 years ago, little is known about the wine culture at this time. But by the rise of Ancient Greece, records were being kept that can now give us a glimpse into

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Corporate Wineries in Willamette Valley

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

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