1st November Every Year: International Xinomavro day; On this day, The Association of Winemakers of North Greece, also known as the wines of North Greece, acknowledges the charismatic “Xinomavro” since it is now in first place among the Greek Varieties in terms of its ranking. As a result, they concluded that 1st November should be designated as International Xinomavro Day to raise awareness about the distinguished variety all over the globe.

November 1, 1776: On this day the mission of San Juan Capistrano (Saint John of Capistrano) was founded in what is now Orange County, California, by the leader of the Spanish Franciscan mission to California, Father Junipero Serra. It is here that the first grape vines for wine production are planted in 1779 and also where the first native California wine is produced in the early 1780s from “Mission Grapes.”

November 1, 2003: On this day, the blog site Vinfolio was founded. It is a wine blog with headquarters in San Francisco, California, US. The major blog topics cover wine investing, wine collecting, wine pairing, and wineries. It helps collectors of fine and rare wines store their wine and take care of their cellars.

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