October 25, 1909: On this day, Paul Draper, a California-based winemaker, was born. He has been the chief winemaker at Ridge Vineyards since 1969.

October 25, 1946: On this day, Elías Ricardo Figueroa Brander, a legendary Chilean former football player, was born. Figueroa played defense for a range of clubs during his immensely successful, nearly two-decade long professional career, and appeared in three separate FIFA World Cups. He founded Vinos Don Elías in Chile, which holds the distinction of being the first celebrity-owned winery in South America.

October 25, 2012: On this day, Marchesi Antinori inaugurated its modernist-designed new headquarters, Antinori Nel Chianti Classico, in the Chianti Classico region.

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