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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 20

October 20, 1972: On this day, Frazier's Wine Merchants, Ltd. was incorporated.  In the 1800s, Samuel White was a brewer at the Bellefield Brewery in Winson Green, Birmingham. His son-in-law, William Reginald Frazier, started […]

March 9

March 9, 1809: On this day, one of the most important figures in Tuscan wine history, Bettino Ricasoli, was born. He would later develop the Chianti formula in 1872. Ricasoli was a Florentine native. […]

April 17

April 17, 1111: On this day, Robert of Molesme died. Robert of Molesme was a Christian saint who served as an abbot and one of the Cistercian Order's founders. Robert and twenty-one of his […]

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