Guess who kept wine alive during the dark ages?

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church1.jpgIt was the Church! Once the Roman Empire fell, it was the Church that was critical in the revitalization, production and promotion of wine because wine was associated with holiness (the body of Christ) and comfort. By the Middle Ages, the Church had developed and owned some of Europe’s greatest vineyards. The Bendictines casting their influence over Alsace, Germany and Austria; and the Cistercians running Cote d’Or and Burgundy.

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