February 25, 1861: On this day, Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner was born. Steiner is best known for being the innovator behind biodynamic agriculture. His spiritual-scientific approaches and insights have spawned practical holistic advances in a variety of other disciplines, including education, banking, medicine, psychology, and the arts.
February 25, 2004: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley was founded. This appellation is located at the intersection of the northern warmer and southern cooler appellations, elevated 500 feet above sea level. As a result, it takes a sweet spot among Napa Valley AVAs. Merlot and Chardonnay are key grapes in this appellation. Sparkling varietals that do not do well in other AVAs do well in this appellation. The appellation has 4150 acres of planted vineyards. Its wine has a distinguished and delicate taste due to its unique climate and terroir.
February 25, 2022: On this day, Plonk, an Australian TV show, was released. The term Plonk is slang for cheap wine, which matches the show’s satirical tone as it follows a fictional TV crew attempting to film a wine show.
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