November 23, 1982: On this day, Nick Mills, owner of Rippon Vineyard, was born. The New Zealand winery Rippon Vineyard has been family-run since its founding and focuses on sustainable and land-centered approaches to farming.
November 23, 1834: On this day, James Thomson was born. He was a Victorian poet who wrote the poem “The Wine of Love.” He used the pseudonym Bysshe Vanolis for his writing.
November 23, 1990: On this day, the prototype wine yeasts developed using genetic engineering through a transformation with specified genes carried on a DNA plasmid. This method is known as transformation. The unique genes bestowed clear markers, which made it possible to assess the efficacy of the injection in an uncomplicated manner.
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