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1976 Paris Wine Tasting

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 event was planned by Patricia Gallagher, a colleague of the British wine […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

September 26

September 26, 1843: On this day, Thomas Volney Munson was born in Astoria, Illinois. Munson was an American horticulturist who spent most of his life documenting native American grapes. His work had a significant […]

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