January 30, 2009: On this day, an agreement between the European Community and Australia on trade in wine was signed. On the principles of non-discrimination and reciprocity, the Contracting Parties concur to facilitate and promote trade in wine with origins in the community and Australia under the terms outlined in this agreement. Wines covered by heading 22.04 of the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, completed in Brussels on June 14, 1983, are covered by this agreement.
January 30, 2019: On this day, Mary Ann Graf, the first female winemaker in California’s modern industry died. Graf, like Weinberger, was a trailblazer and usually regarded as California’s first female winemaker following Prohibition. Graf, who had a passion for science from an early age, adopted an analytical approach to wine, which marked her apart and helped her succeed in her work. Graf, who passed away at the age of 76, accomplished several firsts. She earned her degree in oenology in fermentation sciences from the University of California, Davis, in 1965, making history as the first woman to do so. Additionally, she was the first woman to hold a position of authority in the American Society for Oenology and Viticulture.
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