March 18, 1909: On this day, Ernest J. Gallo was born. Gallo is famed for co-founding E. & J. Gallo Winery with his brother Julio, following in the footsteps of his father who ran a wine distribution company. The winery is not only the largest family-owned winery in the U.S., but also the greatest exporter of wine from California.

March 18, 1972:  On this day, Andreas Larsson was born in Sweden. Professional sommelier Larsson won the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale’s 2007 Best Sommelier of the World award.

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