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France

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 […]

June 16

June 16, 1822: On this day, Charles Camille Heidsieck was born. Charles Heidsieck was a French Champagne businessman who created a company in 1851. He popularized Champagne in the U.S. to the point where […]

May 7

May 7, 1785: On this day, Sauvignon Blanc was discovered in France, where it acquired prominence in the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. May 7, 1945: Alfred Jodl, the head of the German military, presented […]

The Month of September

September 129 AD: In this month, a practitioner named Galen was born. He was known for using wine, which has antiseptic properties, to heal the wounds of gladiators who were hurt in battle. September […]

The Month of April

April 1100: Schloss Johannisberg, Germany, was established during this time. In 1720, when the whole estate was planted with a Riesling type of grapes, Schloss Johannisberg made history by becoming the world's first closed […]

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