Academie du Vin

June 15

June 15, 1873: On this day, John Reynell died. An immigrant from England named John Reynell established himself in South Australia as a wheat farmer, sheep and cattle breeder, vigneron, and winemaker. Reynell was […]

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 […]

May 24

May 24, 1337: On this day, the Hundred Years' War began when French King Philip VI seized the duchy of Guyenne, which was ruled by the English. The intermittent Hundred Years' War resulted in […]


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