January 10, 2011: On this day, Caraccioli Cellars opened its wine-tasting room in Carmel, CA. Caraccioli Cellars is a family-run winery founded in 2006 that takes care in creating wines that are representative of the vintage and made from the Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation. Caraccioli Cellars specializes in making high-quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.

January 10, 2013: On this day, Tim Hanni, Master of Wine (MW), wrote his book, “Why You Like The Wines You Like,” in which he first publicly criticized the wine industry. In particular, he criticized restaurant wine selections for having nearly no sweet wines and for disengaging their “sweet vinotype” clients. His research into consumer wine preferences and ground-breaking ideas for wine and food pairing earned him the nickname “Wine Antisnob” from the Wall Street Journal.

January 10, 2022: Champagne and French Fry Day. This is a day to celebrate the combination of fries and Champagne. Champagne contains high acidity and bubbles. Fries are high in fat and sodium. Cutting through fat and salt needs acid. Champagne’s bubbles also cleanse the palette, preparing your tongue for another three orders of French fries. 

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