July 27, 1948: On this day, Peggy Gale Fleming was born. Fleming is a gold medalist and a three-time world champion figure skater, working as an television analyst for the sport after her retirement. Along with her husband, Greg Jenkins, she founded Fleming Jenkins Vineyards and Winery, which was active through early 2012.

July 27, 1987: On this day, Marek Hamšík, a Slovak football player, was born. Marek Hamšík is a Slovak attacking midfielder who currently plays for Trabzonspor of the Turkish Super Lig. He formerly served as the captain of the Slovakian national team. Marek Hamsik began marketing wine and sparkling wines made in the Veneto area of Italy under his brand Hamšík Winery.

July 27, 2021: On this day, a book named “The Wine Lover’s Dessert Cookbook: Recipes and Pairings for the Perfect Glass of Wine” was released. Cookbook authors Jennie Schacht, Mary Cech, and Frankie Frankeny deliver a panoply of dessert dishes, and suggestions for pairing them with the perfect vintage.

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