December 21, 1982: On this day, the Finger Lakes AVA was established. This region is best known for Riesling and is most similar in climate to wine regions in Germany.

December 21st, 1988: On this day, the Rias Baixas wine denomination, created in 1980, was changed to DO Rias Baixas. Although vines were initially cultivated in this region during the Roman era, it wasn’t until the 13th century that viticulture and winemaking were first mentioned. The Cistercian monks from the Monastery of Armenteira are considered to have brought the Albarino grape to the region in the 12th century. When it became a significant port for the shipping of wines to England throughout the 17th century, the area began to gain importance. A significant earthquake occurred in 1885 and numerous structures, including several wineries, were destroyed. But following this incident, vineyards were replanted, and they thrived as a result of better technology and agricultural methods. Today, the region is a leader in Albarino wine production, making it an interesting wine tourism destination for white wine lovers.

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