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January 23

January 23, 1860: The Cobden-Chevalier Treaty was signed on this day. Before this date, European countries had embraced unilateral tariffs that significantly impacted inter-border trade, especially between Britain and France. Tariffs unilaterally imposed by […]

January 8

January 8, 482: On this day, Severinus of Noricum died. Saint and "Apostle to Noricum" Severinus of Noricum is well-known. He might have been born in the African Roman province or Southern Italy, according […]

March 4

March 4, 1193: On this day in 1193, Al-Nasr Salah-al Din, better known simply as Saladin Ayubi, meaning the “Righteousness of the Faith,” died in Damascus in Syria. This Kurdish general had risen to […]

March 31

March 31, 1991: On this day, a new hybrid wine yeast strain was developed and commercialized. In the wake of this discovery, Anchor Yeast became the first business and wine yeast brand anywhere globally […]

The Month of March

March 1224: The first-ever wine tasting competition was held. French King Philip Augustus initially organized the competition; because the king was the only wine critic who counted. The competition consisted of around seventy different […]

The Month of January

January 1911: During this month, riots broke out in the towns of Damery and Hautvilliers as tensions approached a breaking point. Trucks carrying grapes from the Loire Valley were pushed into the Marne river […]

April 23

April 23, 1809: American horticulturist Henderson William Luelling was born. He was the first to plant grapes in Oregon in 1847. April 23, 1938: Vasiliy Tairov died at the age of 78. A Soviet […]

The Origins of California Wine

The Origins of California Wine California is one of the world’s most acclaimed wine production regions. It makes up roughly 90% of the wine industry in the United States. And if California were its […]

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