Waves, sails and wine adventures

Waves, sails and wine adventures
Cape Town in the 1700s: set up as a vineyard colony

Since before the time of Julius Caesar, maritime culture has influenced the world of wine

The history of sail and the history of wine have been interwoven for almost 10,000 years, from the very dawn of civilisation.

Almost every major evolution in wine, from the development of entire wine regions, to the invention of the amphora, the adoption of the barrel and the planting of the New World vineyards is completely enmeshed in the history of sailing, ships, navigation and maritime trade.

So, here we look at how sailing and maritime...

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