Toasted St Vincent with a glass of Rioja today
Saint Vincent 1846 of Saragossa is honoured every year on the 22nd of January as the patron saint of winemakers. Originally a Christian Martyr in Spain, legend has it that while travelling one day Saint Vincent stopped to talk to some workers in a vineyard and his donkey nibbled on the vines. That year those vines produced the best crop. From this, the workers discovered the benefits of pruning. Nowadays, according to tradition in some areas pruning does not start until after the feast of Saint Vincent.
- Reply by duncan 906, Jan 22, 2012.
Thank-you for this little peice of information.I find stories like this fascinating even though I am not a beleiver in religion or hocus-pocus