July 7, 1957: On this day, the Barbera wine varietal was discovered. As of 2000, the Barbera red wine grape type was the third most often planted red grape variety in Italy. Barbera is an Italian wine grape variety. It is recognized for having a dark color, a substantial body, low levels of tannins, and high levels of acidity, and it generates excellent yields.

July 7, 1980: Beginning on this day and for several years after, Boerner, the first rootstock believed to be resistant to all phylloxera biotypes, was introduced in Germany.

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