November 16, 2010: On this day, a bottle of 1947 Cheval Blanc was auctioned at $304,375, at the time the world record for a single bottle. The vintage is considered one of the highest-quality Bordeaux wines ever made. The Château itself has a long history of quality wine production and is currently run by the renowned Pierre Lurton.

November 16, 2012: On this day, National Zinfandel Day was established. Zinfandel is one of the most recognizable grape names in wine, used for both strong red wines and popular rosés. It has been grown as an agricultural crop for thousands of years.

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