Decanter World Wine Awards

The Month of June

June 276: In this month, Marcus Aurelius Probus became Roman Emperor. Marcus Aurelius Probus used his army to cultivate new vineyards in the Pannonian region and overturned Emperor Domitian's earlier restriction on winemaking north […]

October 3

October 3, 1226: Francis of Assisi died while in his mid-forties. This Italian mystic and religious leader was quickly canonized as a saint by Pope Gregory IX just two years later. Francis had developed […]

July 7

July 7, 1957: On this day, the Barbera wine varietal was discovered. As of 2000, the Barbera red wine grape type was the third most often planted red grape variety in Italy. Barbera is […]


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