9th September Every Year: International Box Wine Day. The day is celebrated to enhance sustainable packaging in winemaking.
September 9, 1493: On this day, the Battle of Krbava Field started between the Ottoman Empire and the Medieval Kingdom of Croatia. The presence of Ottoman Turks in Croatia affected largely the country’s wine industry. As part of the new Islamic rule, severe anti-alcohol regulations were established. Thankfully, Christianity was tolerated throughout the Ottoman Empire. Catholic church customs on wine may have “kept” regional wine production from extinction because priests and monks were still allowed to produce wine for religious ceremonies.
September 9, 2006: On this day, A Good Year, directed by Ridley Scott, was released. The film follows a former banker as he revisits an inherited vineyard in Provence where he spent his childhood vacations. His attempts to ready the property for sale are interrupted by a mysterious woman, a young girl claiming to be his daughter, and his own nostalgia. The film is partially based on a 2004 novel that shares its name, written by Peter Mayle.
September 9, 2009: On this day, the chemical characterization of wild ferment wines was further advanced through discovery. Chemicals resulting from aromatic fermentation. According to research conducted in this day, the primary difference between wines produced by natural fermentation and those produced through monoculture inoculation may be explained by esters, alcohols, and volatile fatty acids.
September 9, 2012: On this day, the inaugural Pinot Palooza festival began. To date, it has taken place in multiple countries, such as Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.A. You can find international cuisine; live performances; historical sites; exclusive wines, and an attendee vote on the favorite producer in each city. Though it went on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is returning once more in 2022.
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