September 18, 1974: On this day, Olly Smith, a British TV presenter, wine expert, columnist and author, was born. In addition to his array of books on alcohol and range of glassware, Smith writes a column for Mail On Sundays YOU Magazine, and previously wrote for TV. He is a frequent show host on British television, and interviews celebrity guests through his ongoing podcast A Glass With.

September 18, 1981: On this day, Fennville AVA was established. This Viticultural Area sits on the shore of Lake Michigan, bordered by a game reserve.

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