Today is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday (cheers to you, president). While you probably know him best for being the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, you may not have pegged the president as a wine mogul. However, believe it or not, Jefferson was a huge fan of European wine – and bringing it to America. […]
The most popular wine in colonial America, with all due respect to Thomas Jefferson’s French favorites, was Madeira. Never heard of it? While it’s not very popular today, this fortified Portuguese wine was wildly popular on board the European ships traveling across oceans, and among the citizens of their distant colonies. Madeira was popular for […]
Today is Presidents Day, so in honor of the holiday we dug up eight of the most interesting facts we could find about wine in early American history.