Tag Archives: Wine History

The Italian Connection: Beaujolais Crus & Ancient Rome

The end of November is here and with it our tables are being adorned with French Beaujolais.  This ritualistic gulping down of Beaujolais is for good reason – not only is the freshly harvested and vinified Nouveau released on the … Continue reading

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Italian Wine Regions: Lazio

Lazio, once known as Latium, this area of the Italian peninsula has been inhabited by people for a long time….we’re talking since the 19th century BC at least!  Of course back then, this wasn’t “Italy” yet and the folks living … Continue reading

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In the News: Italian Origins of French Wine-making

Italian Wine VS French Wine…FIGHT!  This is an article published June 4th about some recent archaeological evidence discovered in France which further confirms the idea that “[France] learnt the art of winemaking from their Italian neighbours and their first vines … Continue reading

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Wine Quotes – Thomas Jefferson

“Good wine, is a daily necessity for me.” Did you know that Thomas Jefferson, founding father and third president of America, was an avid wine connoisseur? During his first term as president he spent $25,000 (or the equivalent of $75,000 … Continue reading

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Italian Wine History, Briefishly

Where does wine come from originally?  A. Italy B. France C. Napa Valley D. None of the above Those of you that answered “D. None of the above” are correct (and probably like myself assume that when provided with the … Continue reading

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