Nov. 9th, 2002: On this day, the Italian wine industry experienced the poorest grape crop production. The poorest Italian grape crop in half a century was brought on by a dry winter and rainy summer. Some areas, like Tuscany, where Chianti is made, and southern Italy, were spared from the tragedies.

Nov. 9th, 2011: On this day, International Tempranillo Day is celebrated every year on the second Thursday in November. This Spanish black vine is used to generate full-bodied red wines. The word Tempranillo is derived from the Spanish word Temprano, which means “early.”

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