Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1798 The first American vineyard was planted in Lexington, Kentucky.

In 1837 John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England begin manufacturing Worcester [Worcestershire] Sauce.

In 1898 At his pharmacy in New Bern, North Carolina, Caleb D. Bradham renamed his new soft drink ‘Pepsi-Cola.’  His customers had been calling it ‘Brad’s Drink’

In 2000 Foster’s Brewing of Australia acquired Beringer Wine Estates of Napa, California for $1.5 billion.

In 2002 Spaniards threw 120 tons of tomatoes at each other at the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain.  The annual tomato fight is the biggest food fight in the world.  It has been a tradition since 1945 when a group of youngsters engaged in a spontaneous tomato fight in the town square.

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