September 17, 1335: On this day, Karthäuserhof, Germany, was established; this winery has been operating continuously since 1335 and can be found in Eitelsbach, located in the Mosel region’s green Ruwer Valley.

September 17, 2008: On this day, the Museum of Wine opened in Pleven, Bulgaria. The first vocational viniculture school in Bulgaria was established in Pleven in 1890, making it one of the country’s major wine hubs. One of the most impressive museums, the museum cave has been cut into a cross shape and is loaded with historical artifacts, a tasting room, and numerous educational tools to learn about the history of this country’s wine business. 6,000 bottles of wine from different locations are also kept in the museum, but they are relatively new and range in age from 30 to 90 years old. A brief sommelier training is also provided for those who desire to improve their tasting skills.

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