17th November 1780: This month, the first paper wine bottle label was printed in Germany. The lithographic printing method made it possible to manufacture miniature labels in large numbers that had all of the necessary information to identify the wine by the place it was produced, the sort of wine it was, and the winemaker.

17th November 1991: On this day, the topic of the French Paradox was discussed in the episode of the American television show 60 Minutes that aired on November 17. This resulted in a significant rise in the amount of attention paid to the positive effects of red wine‘s moderate consumption on one’s health. It rapidly resulted in about one-third of the amount of red wine sold in the United States.

17th November 2005: Mae Chan Winery gained its geographical indications (GI) protection products in Chiang Rai, Phetcha Bun on this day. The type of ownership in the Mae Chan winery is Family – gem trader with varieties such as Shiraz, Dornfelder, Tempranillo, and many other varieties supplied globally.

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