October 21, 2004: On this day, the movie Wine for the Confused was released. Hosted by comedian John Cleese, it is intended to serve as an introduction to wine and the wine industry for those who may not know much about it.

October 21, 2013: On this day, Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures was published. Wine throughout history has changed in terms of its manufacturing methods, therefore the art of being a winemaker has evolved and today is related to science and technology. Author Paul Lukacs shows how this came to be and traces the history of wine’s development as both social signifier and location-specific luxury.

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