December 2, 1547: Hernán Cortés passed away on this day. His expedition, a violent colonial campaign, resulted in the Fall of the Aztec Empire and the seizure of vast swaths of land for Spain. He first introduced Mission Grapes to Mexico.

December 2, 1997: In this year, Adelaide Hills Wine Show started. The National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide, South Australia, puts on the Adelaide Hills Wine Show every year. The competition is available to any winemakers who source at least 85 percent of their grapes from vineyards in the Adelaide Hills.

December 2, 1999: On this day, the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act was written to monitor and regulate the geographical indication tags placed on all products sold in India. These tags were a crucial factor in guiding the nation toward developing the wine industry and recognizing the various areas in India.

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