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9 Charts That Tell The Story Of The Modern California Wine Industry

9 Charts That Tell The Story Of The Modern California Wine Industry

While the history of California’s wine industry goes back far into the nineteenth century, Prohibition meant the end for the vast majority of the state’s vineyards. The period after Prohibition through the 1960s was one marked by cheap jug wines and sweet, fortified high alcohol wines. After decades of post-prohibition stagnation, a new generation of winemakers […]

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The History Of The Algerian Wine Industry

Tipsy History: The Great Boom & The Epic Bust Of The Algerian Wine Industry

When France seized Algeria as a colony in 1830, the country produced virtually no wine. Fifty years later, as Phylloxera ravaged French vineyards, plantings and production in Algeria soared. By the 1930s, Algeria had grown into the world’s largest exporter of wine, a title it largely held onto until 1962, when the French ceded control […]

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Facts About American Viticultural Areas - AVAs

Fascinating Facts About American Viticultural Areas (AVA)

American Viticultural Areas, which go by the shorthand AVA, are similar to the geographical wine classification systems that were pioneered in Europe. We say similar because there are some key differences. AVAs, like their Old World, brethren are restricted by geographical boundaries. If a wine label bears an AVA, at least 75% of the grapes used to […]

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