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La Rioja

April 6

April 6, 1623: This day marks the beginning of Cabernet Franc’s wide establishment from vine cuttings. Cardinal Richelieu is credited for bringing cuttings of the Cabernet Franc vine to the Loire Valley from the […]

June 29

June 29, 1710: The Batalla de Vino also known as the Wine Battle event got underway on this day. Spain's La Rioja, home to some of the most well-known wines in the country hosts […]

May 5

May 5, 1789: The French Revolution began, and proceeded for ten and a half years. After the French Revolution, the church's final vineyards were divided up and sold off starting in 1791. The Napoleonic […]

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