May 26, 1835: This date marks the marriage between Mary Holt and Christopher Penfold. Together they co-founded Penfolds Winery.

May 26, 1960: On this day, Stuart Pigott was born. He is a wine reviewer and author from the United Kingdom who is involved in the German wine industry, mostly writing in the language about German wine.

May 26, 2022: Chardonnay Day. Rick Bakas started Chardonnay Day on the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend in 2010, and it has grown since then. White wine is made from the green grape varietal chardonnay. Although the grape kind was originated in the eastern French vineyards of Burgundy. However, it is now planted all over the world: from England to New Zealand.

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