March 10, 1939: On this day, Hugh Eric Allan Johnson was born in London. He is the author of classic books including Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book, The Story of Wine, and The World Atlas of Wine. He largely sways towards opposing hegemonies of specific styles and tastes, favoring less-uniform approaches to wine making. He has the title of Officer of the French Order Nationale du Mérite as well as the Order of the British Empire.

March 10, 2006: On this day, the Trade Agreement in Wines between both the United States and the European Communities (EC) was formally signed. Since 1983, the EC has continued to grant short-term exemptions from its restrictions to wine producers in the United States who use methods that are not EC-approved. The transient nature of these exemptions left American wine exporters in constant uncertainty. The agreement is meant to take the place of these exemptions and offer steady market conditions for wine commerce between the US and the EC.

March 10, 2016: On this day, Bodega Garzón inaugurated its new sustainable winery, which is, according to their site, “the first sustainable, LEED certified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) winery outside North America, following the strict requirements set by the United States Green Building Council.”

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