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 18

December 18, 1958: On this day, Andrew Dornenburg was born in Concord, California. Dornenburg is a food and wine writer, having co-written numerous award-winning books with his spouse Karen A. Page. Some titles include [...]

December 29

December 29, 1961: On this day, Jeremy Oliver was born in Australia. Oliver is a wine expert and writer best known for his independent publication The Australian Wine Annual. He has published a number [...]

March 10

March 10, 1939: On this day, Hugh Eric Allan Johnson was born in London. He is the author of staple works such as The World Atlas of Wine, The Story of Wine, and the [...]

March 25

March 25, 1935: On this day, Jean-Michel Cazes was born. He was a founder of Axa-Millésimes, an insurance firm dealing with wine estates and vineyards, and owns a number of estates himself, including Villa [...]


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