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Master Sommelier

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 […]

The Month of November

November 1345: Pinot Noir was first mentioned in written records. It was recorded as being grown in Burgundy. In 1470, monks from France introduced the grape to the Rheingau area in Germany, where it […]

December 8

December 8, 1939: On this day, Josephine Tychson died. Josephine Tychson, a 31-year-old mother of two small children at the time of her husband's suicide, was one of the first woman winemakers in Napa […]

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