October 2, 1951: On this day, Gordon Sumner, better known by his stage name Sting, was born. Aside from being a famous professional musician, he is the owner of il Palagio in Tuscany. When Sting and his wife “first came upon the estate in 1999, it had by that time fallen into ruin,” they claim. We started working diligently to meticulously restore the home, the outbuildings, and the grounds to their prior splendor (il Palagio website). A range of flavored honeys are also produced by the estate in addition to olive oil.

October 2, 1954: On this day, Lorraine Bracco, an American film and television actress, was born. She has achieved distinction in her acting career, earning a wide range of nominations for her role in The Sopranos. Additionally, she produces wines from several Italian wine regions under her brand Bracco Wines.

October 2, 2018: On this day, Amber Revolution: How the World Learned to Love Orange Wine was published. Simon J. Woolf tells the story of the peculiar historical manufacturing processes of orange wine, and its struggle to survive in an industry fixated on red and white varieties. In addition, it includes references for producers worldwide, tips on how to enjoy it, and more than 150 photographs of this amber-colored wine.

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