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Wine Quiz: Test Your Knowledge about Wine – It’s Fun!

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The wine quiz has twelve true-false questions. See how much you know about wine. The answers to the wine quiz are at the bottom of the page. Wine Quiz 1. Red grapes can make white wine. True or False? 2. Wines get darker as they age. True or False? 3. Poor soil tends to produce …

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Beginnings of Wine: Earliest History of Wine

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The beginnings of wine extend back many thousands  of years before recorded history. It was easily made. Indeed, it occurs naturally and was discovered rather than invented. Wine has been used for many purposes throughout history. It’s been an important source of nourishment. But it’s also been a source of energy sanitary alternative to polluted …

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History of Wine Timelines

Beginnings People have used wine since long before recorded history. Much about the earliest history of wine is hidden in the darkness of time. But archaeology and analytic chemistry have shed light on some of the origins of wine. The history of wine goes back at least 12,000 years. But we know many of the …

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History of Wine in the 20th Century & Beyond

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Wine in the 20th century and beyond underwent many changes. Therefore, the century is divided into three sections. 1900-1940s. 1940s-1980s. 1980s-Present. I. Wine in the 20th Century: 1900 to 1940s Early 20th Century The most popular wine in the U.S. in volume purchased was Virginia Dare. It was produced in North Carolina. Both the whites …

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History of Wine in the 18th Century

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History of Wine During the 18th Century The period of 1700 t0 1799 was one of enlightenment. Technology advanced  and political ideals were popular. Wine in the 18th century reflected societal changes. Important for wine were both technological and social revolutions. • Winemaking began in Australia (New South Wales) in the late part of the …

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History of Wine in the 19th Century

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History of Wine in the 19th Century Industrialization grew quickly during the century but had little direct impact on wine. It was nature that had the big impact through the spread of Phylloxera. That’s an insect that kills grape vines. Most of Europe’s vineyards were destroyed or badly damaged. The future of wine in the …

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Wine in Early Christianity

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Wine had become popular among the Greeks and Romans. Its popularity was strengthened with the expansion of the new religion of Christianity. The Church promoted the use of wine. So wine in early Christianity flourished. During  the chaos and decay of the Dark Ages the Church maintained vineyards and knowledge of winemaking. Indeed, monks spent …

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History of Wine in the Renaissance

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The Renaissance was that period of societal re-birth that brought Europe out of the Dark Ages. Art, logic, and learning flourished. It all began to emerge very slowly. And it didn’t occur everywhere at the same time. This makes it hard  to date its beginning. Historians disagree. But many set it at around 1300. Wine …

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Wine Trivia: How Much Do You Know about Wine?

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Wine trivia is fun! Enjoy these bits of trivia, some of which may surprise you. Then share your discoveries with your friends and family. They’ll enjoy them too. I. Wine Trivia Vintners make most white wine from red grapes.1 As it ages white wine gets darker. But red wine gets lighter as it ages.2 Poor …

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Wine Myths: Do You Believe any Wine Myths?

Wine myths continue to fool us. The problem isn’t new. It was long argued that good wine could be made in many places, but great wine could only be made in France. Evidence to the contrary was known but discounted. The historic Paris wine tasting in 1976   soundly  disproved that myth. It did so …

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