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March 25

March 25, 1935: Jean-Michel Cazes was born on this day. He founded the insurance company Axa-Millésimes, which works with wineries and estates, and he also owns several estates, including Villa Bel-Air, Domaine de L'Ostal, […]

July 27

July 27, 1948: On this day, Peggy Gale Fleming was born. Fleming is a gold medalist and a three-time world champion figure skater, working as an television analyst for the sport after her retirement. […]

June 28

June 28, 1892: On this day, National Prohibition Convention was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, which spearheaded the concurrent events in the prohibition period. June 28, 1919: On this day, the toasting of the Treaty […]

March 19

March 19, 1933: On this day, the Estado Novo was established. From 1933 until the Carnation Revolution in 1974, Portugal was under the corporatist rule of the Estado Novo, sometimes referred to as the […]

July 29

July 29, 2014: On this day, Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine was published. Aubert de Villaine is recognized for being the owner of […]

March 26

March 26, 1911: On this day, Thomas Lanier Williams popularly referred to as Tennessee Williams was born. Primarily famed for his dramatic and often tragic plays, he also wrote the poem, "The Wine Drinkers." […]

November 5

November 5, 1869: Nicholas Longworth was born on this day. An American winemaker, he established the first successful commercial winery in Cincinnati, Ohio, by using Catawba grapes and classical champagne making techniques. His winery […]

September 6

September 6, 1940: Baron Philippe de Rothschild, professional racer and one of the world's most prolific wine producers and grape growers, had his French citizenship revoked for attempting to escape France without permission from […]

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