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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 […]

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 […]

Wine and Italy’s Unification

Wine and Italy’s Unification Italian Unification was the sociopolitical movement from 1848-1871 that brought the various states of the Italian peninsula together. During the process, Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) led the republican push for unification […]

The Month of December

December 1638: In this month, Dom Pierre Pérignon, O.S.B. was born. He was a Benedictine monk from France who made significant improvements to the production and quality of Champagne wine during a time when […]

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 […]

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 […]

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