February 26, 1859: On this day, Romeo Bragato was born. He developed the wine industry of New Zealand and Australia, introducing new varieties of grapes to both countries.

February 26, 1950: On this day, Jonathan Cain was born. He is best known as the keyboardist and rhythm guitarist for Journey, but he is also a wine connoisseur and is the owner of Finale Wines. The winery was launched in 2007 through collaboration with the winemaker Dennis De La Montanya.

February 26, 1999: On this day, Viré-Clessé AOC was certified. This French appellation only allows for the growth of Chardonnay grapes.

February 26, 2022: This day marks the beginning of the Slow Wine Fair. It is a celebration for people from all over the world of wine who have come together to form a new worldwide network to bring about a revolution in the wine industry driven by environmental sustainability, landscape conservation, and social and cultural progress in rural areas.

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