Many people have influenced the world of wine over the course of the last 400 years. They have changed, developed, and perfected the winemaking process, introduced grapes and viticulture to different continents, and left their mark on an industry that has been with us since the dawn of civilization. Below is a timeline that highlights twelve of the many important figures who have had a significant impact on the world of wine as we know it today.
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