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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 8

December 8, 2009: On this day, a bottle of 1928 Krug Champagne was, for a time, the most costly bottle of Champagne ever auctioned. The Krug Collection 75cl bottle was sold at the inaugural […]

December 18

December 18, 1819: United States v. 422 Casks of Wine, 26 U.S. 547 (1828), was tried by a jury and a verdict and judgment were rendered in favor of the United States on this […]

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 10

March 10, 1939: On this day, Hugh Eric Allan Johnson was born in London. He is the author of classic books including Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book, The Story of Wine, and The World […]

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