March 25, 1935: Jean-Michel Cazes was born on this day. He founded the insurance company Axa-Millésimes, which works with wineries and estates, and he also owns several estates, including Villa Bel-Air, Domaine de L’Ostal, and Domaine des Sénéchaux. Cazes is also the president of the Pauillac winegrowers’ union and holds or held directorship positions with other wine industry organizations.

March 25, 1993: On this day, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival was launched. The festival seeks to celebrate the vibrant food and wine culture within Melbourne, and Victoria generally.

March 25, 2020: This day saw the release of the cookbook Fire + Wine: 75 Smoke-Infused Recipes from the Grill with Perfect Wine Pairings. Mary Cressler and Sean Martin offer a variety of recipes for grill-top cooking that pair perfectly with selections of wine.

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