February 19, 1866: On this day, Mary Elizabeth Anderson was born. In addition to inventing and acquiring the patent for car windshield wipers, she ran a vineyard in California.

February 19, 1962: On this day Alvaro Espinoza was born. Considered a pioneer of biodynamic wine making techniques in South America, he runs the family-owned Antiyal Winery from his property in the Maipo province of Chile.

February 19, 2010: On this day, Blood into Wine, a wine documentary, was released. The film focuses on famous musician Maynard James Keenan, and Eric Glomski, as they produce wine in Arizona at Caduceus Cellars.

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