July 29, 2014: On this day, Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine was published. Aubert de Villaine is recognized for being the owner of the Domaine de la Romance-Conti wine cellar in France, one of the most acclaimed and producer of one of the most expensive wines in the world. Maximillian Potter retells the story of how de Villaine received a note in 2010 threatening to poison his wines unless he pays a ransom of one million Euros. The book follows the ups and downs of this real-life crime.

July 29, 2015: On this day, Argentine winemaker and oenologist Susana Balbo was recognized as Woman of the Year by The Drinks Business, recognizing her important career in the world of wine. Balbo is the first woman winemaker in Argentina. She is the founder of Dominio del Plata, a critically acclaimed winery that has been operational since 1999.

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