December 14, 1979: On this day, Julien Miquel was born. He is a French YouTuber and winemaker who is well-known for his ties to the wine industry. His recent YouTube content is largely focused on French pronunciation.

December 14, 1982: On this day, Carmel Valley AVA was established. The Carmel Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area in California that is east of Carmel-by-the-Sea. In the AVA, there are a number of wineries, vineyards, and the town of Carmel Valley Village.

December 14, 1991: On this day, The Loi Evin, which forbids the promotion of alcoholic drinks, was passed into law in France.

December 14, 1992: On this day, the passage of Law 164 took place. It was done to bolster Italy’s DOC law, enacted in 1963.

December 14, 2014: On this day, The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine was published. Benjamin Wallace details the story behind the auction of a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux for $156,000: at the time the most expensive bottle of wine in the world. It was said to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson.

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