Tag Archives: Christopher Columbus

• Happy Columbus Day! What wines were with Columbus in 1492?

Happy Columbus Day! What wines were with Columbus in 1492?

“Monday is Columbus Day and I would like to celebrate the day with a wine similar to the wines taken on his journeys. I have done some research and have not been able to find what wines, if any, Columbus’ crew had on board. Remember, he was an Italian sailing under the Spanish flag. Would […]

• Rum's Rich History

Rum's Rich History

Christopher Columbus brought the sugar cane plant to America not long after its discovery in Asia. Europeans soon discovered that it grew quite easily in the Caribbean and began to cultivate it so it could be sold throughout Europe. Numerous sugarcane plantations developed all over the islands. To produce sugar, the cane is harvested and […]