Food & History: August 30

Food & History: August 30 1812  Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa born.  He was responsible for importing 1,400 varieties of grapevines to the Sanoma Valley in California after a devastating blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards. 1890  US President Benjamin Harrison signs the first law requiring inspection of meat products. 2007  Leading beer critic Michael Jackson […]

Food & History: August 28

Food & History: August 28 1798  The first American vineyard planted in Lexington, Kentucky. 1837  John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England begin manufacturing Worcestershire Sauce. 1898  Caleb D. Bradham renames his new soft drink ‘Pepsi-Cola’ at his pharmacy his customers were calling “Brad’s Drink”. 2000  Foster’s Brewing of Australia acquires Beringer Wine Estates […]