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THE DIETHYLENE GLYCOL WINE SCANDAL

THE DIETHYLENE GLYCOL WINE SCANDAL OF 1985 The 1985 diethylene glycol wine controversy involved Austrian wineries illegally adulterating their wines with the hazardous substance diethylene glycol. Using this ingredient found in antifreeze brands, winemakers […]

June 4

June 4, 1753: On this day, Accademia dei Georgofili started an experiment by combining several kinds of wine as he was attempting to figure out what traits differentiated them from one another. Chianti wine […]

September 28

September 28, 1924: Jean "Johnny" Frederic Hugel was born in Riquewihr, in the Alsace region of France. Hugel would come to be the central pioneer of the 20th century Alsatian wine industry. After World […]

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