July 2, 1909: On this day, the Passage of the 16th Amendment, which established the Federal Income Tax, took place. By 1918, over sixty percent of the funding for the Federal Government comes from income taxes. As the primary source of income for the Government, it takes the place of tariff charges and excise taxes, particularly those on alcoholic beverages.
July 2, 1993: Oakville AVA was established. Sand and gravelly soils may be found here. The region is focused on the municipality of Oakville. The AVA is 500 feet above sea level and has 5000 acres of vines that have been planted. The growth of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grape varietals is supported by the region’s mild climate and the wines from this region are among the most sought-after in the world.
July 2, 1993: Rutherford AVA was established. The appellation’s wine distinguishes itself from those of other subregions thanks to its gravel loam soils and volcanic deposits. Additionally, the appellation receives a lot of yearly radiation exposure due to its location at the broadest part of the valley. The main varietals of the appellation, which covers 6550 acres and lies 600 feet above sea level, are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Zinfandel. In addition, the appellation has 13 wineries, including Beaulieu vineyard and Caymus.
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