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Master of Wine

March 14

March 14, 1836: On this day, John Adlum, father of American viticulture, died. American viticulturist John Adlum is credited with being the first to grow the Catawba grape. The phrase "the father of American […]

December 8

December 8, 2009: On this day, a bottle of 1928 Krug Champagne was, for a time, the most costly bottle of Champagne ever auctioned. The Krug Collection 75cl bottle was sold at the inaugural […]

November 5

November 5, 1869: Nicholas Longworth was born on this day. An American winemaker, he established the first successful commercial winery in Cincinnati, Ohio, by using Catawba grapes and classical champagne making techniques. His winery […]

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