May 6, 1919: On this day, Several legislations were approved by the French government to build the foundation for the Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) system, which would firmly define winemaking regulations and geographic borders. To stop fraud and unlawful substances like rhubarb and apple juice, steps were taken. Legally, the term “Champagne” could only be used to refer to grapes that were grown inside the boundaries of the Champagne area, which later included the Aube.
May 6, 1930: The Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU) was established to serve agricultural purposes for the country. The university was responsible for the development of winemaking technologies that greatly assisted Armenian vintners in producing quality wine.
May 6, 1999: Dominio del Plata Winery, was established on this day in Argentina. Dominio del Plata is notable for the wide range of wines it makes, spearheaded by pioneering winemaker Susana Balbo.
May 6, 2022: International Sauvignon Blanc Day. This day is spent as a celebration of one of the world’s most beloved white grapes.
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