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1976 Paris Wine Tasting

The Judgment of Paris and its Revolutionary Implications in the Winemaking Industry

The Judgment of Paris and its Revolutionary Implications in the Winemaking Industry On May 24, 1976, Paris played host to the renowned Paris Wine Tasting, popularly referred to as The Judgment of Paris. The […]

June 15

June 15, 1952: On this day, René Renou was born in France. Renou was a winemaker and former president of the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine, in which he held controversial views regarding the […]

August 14

August 14, 1905: On this day, France enacted its first appellation legislation, which marked the beginning of dividing wine regions according to their respective geographies and enshrining grape growing and wine-producing traditions into law […]

December 29

December 29, 1961: On this day, Jeremy Oliver was born in Australia. Oliver is a wine expert and writer best known for publishing The Australian Wine Annual on his own. He has written several […]

March 9

March 9, 1809: On this day, one of the most important figures in Tuscan wine history, Bettino Ricasoli, was born. He would later develop the Chianti formula in 1872. Ricasoli was a Florentine native. […]

August 20

August 20, 1905: On this day, Frank Musselman Schoonmaker was born in Spearfish, South Dakota. Schoonmaker established himself in the wine industry by writing travel stories in Europe towards the end of Prohibition. During […]

April 14

April 14 1789: On this day, Tiburcio Tapia was born. Tapia set up the first winery in California and the second oldest winery in the United States. Before venturing into the wine business, Tapia […]

August 8

August 8, 1868: On this day, Chateau Lafite was acquired by the German banker James de Rothschild, changing its name to Château Lafite Rothschild. Château Lafite Rothschild offers extravagant high-quality wines, marketing several of […]

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