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Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.

About me

Valentino Pusnava is one of the most well known German wine bloggers, being a familiar face at all major wine events in Europe such as ProWein, VinItaly or MeranoWineFestival. He is WSET certified and his background is in business with a strong focus on DIGITAL and eCOMMERCE. The combination of technical and digital skills, make him a “piece de resistance” in the wine industry.

His main goal and drive is the communication about wine in a very authentic way  – and this is probably his major skill: telling people about wine and at the same time having fun while doing it! As Valentino says “people need to be entertained”.

Valentino is based in Nürnberg, Germany, where he collaborates as a wine consultant with many famous wineries from Germany – especially the wine area of Franken – and Italy as well. He has also been recently inthronised as a Chevalier in L´Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne.

One of Valentino´s major projects was the collaboration with the winery Riffel from Rheinhessen. In 2019, created and released a limited edition sparkling wine (less than 200 bottles) where the world of winemakers – Erik Riffel – met the world of the wine blogger  – Valentino Pusnava- A one of a kind project in the modern era of the digitized wine industry in Germany.

 

    Timeline of Wine

    Wine has been with us since the dawn of recorded history. Let’s a take a look at how far we’ve come and what has been popular.

    Timeline of wine

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    The history of wine follows the rise of our entire civilization. Here you can find out timetable of its notable events, from its birth over 10.000 years ago, widespread appeal in ancient empires of Rome and Greece, rebirth in medieval Europe, to the worldwide expansion that happened in 19th and 20th century.

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    8000 BC

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Earliest known production of wine is dated to 10 thousand years ago, in an ancient region of Colchis (modern day Georgia).

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    7000 BC

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Another possible birthplace of wine is speculated to be in China. Archeologist found there some of the oldest wine pottery shards known to man.

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    4500 BC

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Wine first came into continental Europe through the tribes that lived on Balkans.

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    4000 BC

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Remains of the oldest winery were found in Armenia. According to some historians, they produced wine since 7000 BC.

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    1600 BC

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Wine pottery was used in burial ceremonies of Chinese Xia Dynasty royal members.

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    1323 BC

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Tomb of Egypt pharaoh Tutankhamen was sealed with several wine jugs. Modern analysis confirmed that the jugs contained red wine.

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    400 BC

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    First historical mentioning of grape-based wine in India.

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    1st millennia BC

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Wine became commonplace in the ancient empires of Rome, Greece and Thrace.

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    1st millennia AD

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    After the decline of Rome, Christian church became the only widespread producer of wine. While majority of Muslim believers were not allowed to produce wine, Muslim chemist were ones who discovered the process of distillation.

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    Medieval Europe

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Increased production of grapes in southern Europe gave rise to its wine industry. Northern Europe however focused to production of beer and ale.

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    12th century

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Monasteries develop vineyards in regions of Champagne, Burgundy and Rhine Valley.

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    1224

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    French king organized first international wine tasting competition. Winner was Cypriot wine.

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    14th, 15th and 16th century

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Production of winemaking started by several catholic monks separates from the church, spreading its influence across entire Europe. Wine becomes commonplace drink of both nobility and common people. The lack of clean water in Europe gave boost to the consumption of wine.

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    Early 17th century

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Production of glass reaches modern standards. Storing and transporting wine is greatly improved.

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    Early 1800s

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Majority of French wine production was privatized after the French Revolution.

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    19th and 20th century

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Wine productions spreads across the entire world. Vineyards in California, Australia, South America and New Zealand gain acclaim.

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    1920

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    American prohibition starts. Sale and consumption of alcohol became illegal, which brought closure to many vineries.

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    1934

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    Prohibition ends. In California, only 160 of 700 wineries survive.

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    1976

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    For the first time, Californian wine managed to beat French in the famous “Judgment of Paris” tasting.

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    Today

    Monday September 7th, 2020
    The total wine production intended for export reached the number of 8.3 million tons, with Italy (1.7 million), France (1.4 million) and Spain (1.3 million) having biggest market share.

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