July 23, 1947: On this day, Robert McDowell Parker Jr. was born. He is a wine critic and reviewer who began the publication The Wine Advocate and popularized the controversial 100 point evaluation scale for common audiences. He is also a contributing writer for many food and wine publications.
July 23, 2013: A devastating hailstorm occurred in the Burgundy region, delivering widespread destruction to vineyards across the area. This resulted in a significant price hike for Burgundy wines in the following years.
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