June 12, 2014: On this day, World Verdejo Day was established to honor the Rueda varietal that is indigenous to the north of Spain.

June 12, 1560: On this day, the Battle of Okehazama took place. The outcome was decided by wine: daimyo and genius military strategist Oda Nobunaga overcame a force of 35,000 soldiers using only 2,500 by removing most of his troops from the vicinity and waiting for the larger army to occupy his fortress. When the invading army celebrated that night, none of the soldiers were fit to defend from Nobunaga’s ambush, leading to their overwhelming defeat.

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