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The Month of July

July 1478 to May 1576: In this period, a group of Catholic monks is credited with having started the production of wine making. These monks eventually cut their links with the church, which resulted […]

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 […]

August 28

August 28, 1784: Junipero Serra, the so-called Apostle of California, died at the Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo in California. Between the late 1760s and the early 1780s, Serra led the Franciscan mission […]

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