March 16, 1933: On this day, as soon as Franklin D. Roosevelt took office, he signed into law the Cullen-Harrison Act, which amended the Volstead Act and made it permissible to produce and sell low-alcohol beers and wines. This act was named for the two senators who authored it.
March 16, 1987: On this day, the EU passed Council Regulation (EEC) No 823/87. The regulation deals with the quality enforcement of wines based on specific regions. It was repealed in 2000.
March 16, 2020: Harima gained its Geographical Indication (GI) status from the Japanese National Tax Agency on this day. Yamada-Nishiki is the kind of rice used as a primary component in the production of Japanese sake, and Harima is the leading producer of this variety of rice.
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