wine history

1855: A History of the Bordeaux Classification with Dewey Markham Jr.

Presenter: Dewey Markham, Jr. Dewey Markham, Jr. has a bachelor's degree in English and a Masters's degree in Cinema from New York University. He is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Post-graduation, he received a fellowship as an editorial assistant engaged in research and writing for the school's textbook, The New Professional Chef. From 1986 to 1989 Markham lived in Paris, where he was a director of the French cooking school L'Ecole de Cuisine La

A Short History of France in 9 Glasses of Wine with Paul Wagner

Summary:  While any presentation on wine will focus on regional differences, wine is a product of culture, more than it is of geology. Exploring the world of French wine through the lenses of history, culture, and sociology, Paul Wagner traces the role that they have played in creating the Wines of France we know today and provides participants with a creative and entertaining way to

A Short History of Portugal in 11 Glasses of Wine with Paul Wagner

Summary:  Most wine presentations focus on viticulture and enology, but Paul has always maintained that wine is a product of local and regional culture far more than it is of geology and climate.Most people have only a vague idea of Portugal and its culture, and yet it has one of he most fascinating roles in the world of wine.  In this presentation, Paul Wagner traces the roots of the Portuguese wines and ties them to the history of both Portugal and the rest of the

A Short History of Spain in 9 Glasses of Wine with Paul Wagner

Summary: Most wine presentations focus on viticulture and oenology, but wine is a product of local and regional culture far more than it is of geology and climate. Exploring the world of Spanish wine through the lenses of the country’s history and culture, Paul Wagner traces the roots of the wines that we drink today to the key historical elements that make Spain one of the most

Champagne & War with Don & Petie Kladstrup

Summary:  It's been said that Champagne has been the site of more bloody battles and large-scale wars than any other place on earth.  From the time of Attila the Hun to the Germans in World War II, countless invaders have tried to conquer this strife-torn land.  Yet, somehow it managed to become the birthplace of the world's most beloved wine.  Don and Petie Kladstrup will show

DO Penedès: A Land of History and Tradition that Looks Towards the Future with Álvaro Ribalta MW

Summary: The first vines arrived in Penedès 2700 years ago brought by the Phoenicians. Today, DO Penedès is the Catalan DO with the oldest historical ties and very strong traditions. Its boundaries stretch from the mountains at the west of the appellation reaching 800 m of altitude to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Its 2500 ha of vineyards are planted on a diverse palette of climates and soils, resulting in 10 different subregions that

Georgia, the Cradle of Wine - Past and Present with Simon J Woolf

Summary:  The republic of Georgia sits in the shadow of the Caucasus mountains, bridging east and west. No other country in the world has 8,000 years of documented wine consumption, and no other country has such an unbroken tradition of making wine in the buried clay vessels known as qvevri – a tradition that we know is at least 6,000 years old. What does this unique country, with its

History, origin and all about Montepulciano with Ciro Pirone

Summary:  Drinking and discovering Montepulciano (the grape) d'Abruzzo is like looking at a painter's palette, so many colors, so many shades and so many possibilities. Montepulciano is one of Italy's most versatile grapes that can produce terrific rosatos, quaffable reds for any occasion but also some of Italy's boldest and age-worthy wines, worth every sip. Presenter: Ciro Pirone

Tasting Wine History: The Legacy of Ancient Times Through Modern Wines with Tanya Morning Star

Summary: This webinar will explore wine throughout the ages: what it meant to people, what viticulture and winemaking techniques they used, and what it tasted like. Students will learn about the development of wine styles throughout history and discover contemporary wines which employ ancient techniques. By understanding the historical context of various historic winemaking methods, students can imagine what people throughout history might have tasted and how they might have

The Ancient Wines of Lebanon with Vitalii Dascaliuc

Summary:  Lebanon is home to one of the oldest wine cultures in the world that can be traced as far back as 7000 years ago. Ancient Phoenicians had a well-developed wine industry and were spreading the knowledge of winemaking all throughout the Mediterranean. But how much of those ancient origins can be seen in the modern Lebanese wines? Currently there is a renaissance happening in the Lebanese wine world. Ancestral grapes and winemaking techniques that were long

The History of Italy in 12 Glasses of Wine with Paul Wagner

Summary:  Paul Wagner has always believed that wine is much more effectively understood as a product of culture than of geology, and nowhere is this more accurate than in the vast cultural landscape that is Italy. Standing the traditional organoleptic tasting order on its head, Paul will lead us on a tour of Italian wine through the lenses of history, society, and

The Mystery of the Climats: History, Evolution & Name Origins of Bourgogne's Greatest Vineyards with Tanya Morning Star

Summary: The 1,247 climats of Bourgogne were recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2015, a well-deserved honor! In fact, there is no better illustration of the concept of terroir than its pure expression through the climats of Bourgogne. But wait... what is a climat? How is a climat different from a lieu-dit? This lecture will define the concept, evolution, and name origins of the climats, and explore the 2,000-year-old creative collaboration between nature and

The Wine History of Bordeaux with Tanya Morning Star

Summary:  Bordeaux has been one of the most important ports in all of Europe since Roman times, and it is no surprise that the wines of the area have inspired strategic political alliances, wars, wealth, and are among the old world’s most internationally influenced and sought after. Bordeaux is iconically French, but would not resemble itself without the impact of the English and the Dutch.

The Wine History of Bourgogne with Tanya Morning Star

Summary:  The history of Bourgogne wines is the story of a very specific collaboration, which defines the concept of Terroir.  Join wine historian and Official Bourgogne Ambassador, Tanya Morning Star Darling to explore the Bourgogne region from the ancient, and dramatic geological events which created the soils, and Côtes, to the Romans, the Church, the Dukes, Napoleon, to the thousands of growers and producers that make up the diverse mosaic of wines that is Bourgogne.

The Wine History of France with Tanya Morning Star

Summary:  Wine sits at the heart of French cultural identity.  Against the backdrop of religion, politics, trade, wars, pests, and plagues, wine can always be found playing a roll in the history of France throughout the ages. Using wine as the protagonist, this WSG Live will journey through the arc of French history, from Roman times to the 20th century. Fashion, trends and spiritual and

The Wine History of Italy with Tanya Morning Star

Summary: Italy has a unique history among European wine-producing countries. This webinar will explore the factors influencing contemporary Italian wine from the Roman era to the present, with a focus on the accelerated pace of transformative events over the past 170 years, which have shaped contemporary Italian wines. Italian wine can feel overwhelmingly complex, but when one understands the context of how and why Italian wine became so multifold and diverse, the

Wine & War with Don & Petie Kladstrup

Summary: Lisa's Pick: Compelling stories of hope and resilience as French winemakers grapple with Germany’s occupation during WWII. In their book, Wine & War: The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure, husband-and-wife journalists, Don and Petie Kladstrup, recount the dangerous and daring exploits of those who fought to keep France's greatest treasure – aka wine – out

Wine and Politics with Stephen Charters MW

Summary: Much as some wine lovers think that their drink is an escape from the real world, the wine industry - and what we drink - is intimately linked to political events and processes. This even extends to the grape varieties which are planted in much of the world. This webinar is going to explore the relationship of wine and politics and will end by examining the development of the South African wine industry as a case study of the field. Presenter: Dr. Steve Charters

Wines from the Ancient World with Paul Wagner

Summary:  Lisa's Pick: Storytelling at its best... A very heady, historical, and philosophical take on wine’s humble beginnings. Long before history began, wine was an important part of life for those living in the Garden of Eden, the Caucasus and the Fertile Crescent--the cradle of wine in the world. In this seminar, Paul Wagner will take us back to those ancient days, and

Women in Wine History: Systematic Exclusion, and the Success of Tenacious Women with Tanya Morning Star

Summary:  Wine has, since its discovery in Neolithic times, been one of the most powerful tools at human disposal for alleviating physical and emotional suffering. It is no surprise that wine has also historically been one of the Western Civilization's most important trade commodities, a driving force of culture, politics, war, art, and spirituality. It is therefore only natural that gender politics would play a huge role