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March 6

March 6, 1475: On this day, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born. Commonly referred to as Michelangelo, he is one of the most influential artists in Western history, having painted, sculpted, and designed […]

April 1

April 1, 1923: On this day, Miljenko Grgich was born in Desne, Croatia. Grgich is famous for crafting Chardonnay wine that beat the best of French wines during the 1976 Judgement of Paris blind […]

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 […]

July 29

July 29, 1866: On this day, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot died. Early in the 19th century, French women were taught to be spouses and mothers. At the age of 27, after the passing of her husband, […]

November 5

November 5, 1271: On this day, Kublai Khan established the Yuan Dynasty in the northern part of China. Mongolian emperors had a particular fondness for wine throughout the Yuan Dynasty. They ruled that wine […]

September 30

September 30, 2014: On this day, the movie Barolo Boys was released. The Barolo Boys, a group of small independent winemakers, "upset the quiet world of the Piedmontese countryside and brought about a revolution […]

October 7

October 7, 1571: On this day, the Battle of Lepanto began. The Ottoman Turks and Christian allies of the Holy League engaged in naval combat in the waters off southwest Greece at the Battle […]

April 17

April 17, 1111: On this day, Robert of Molesme died. Robert of Molesme was a Christian saint who served as an abbot and one of the Cistercian Order's founders. Robert and twenty-one of his […]

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