The Champagne: Dom Pierre Perignon

The champagne: Dom Pierre Perignon was named after a monk. Dom Pierre Perignon was one of the most famous monks from the Medival period. Some wine historians are of the opinion that he invented [...]

August 4

August 4, 1792: On this day, Percy Bysshe Shelley was born. A romanticist, he is currently most famous for his poem "Ozymandias," though he also wrote the “The Vine-Shroud,” a grim fragment of a [...]

August 31

August 31, 1842: On this day, the man who would come to be known as Gustave Niebaum was born with the name Gustaf Ferdinand Nybom, in Helsinki, Finland. He was a distinguished sea captain [...]

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