June 8, 1927: On this day, Jacques Puisais was born. Puisais was a renowned oenologist, a chemistry PhD, and an educator and researcher around the subject of taste. He forged crucial aspects of the pedagogy for teaching wine and food appreciation. Additionally, Puisais was a member of the INAO, the director of Tours’ Laboratoire Départemental et Régional d’Analyses, and the founder of the Institut Français du Goût. He passed away on December 6, 2020.

June 8, 1944: On this day, Boz Scaggs was born. Scaggs is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved success both in his solo career and with the Steve Miller Band. He owns Scaggs Vineyard in Napa Valley.

June 8, 1960: On this day, Mick Hucknall was born. Hucknall is a singer and songwriter, the front man of Simply Red. He owns Il Cantante (“The Singer”), through which he produces wines in collaboration with Salvo Foti.

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