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Napoleon III

January 23

January 23, 1860: The Cobden-Chevalier Treaty was signed on this day. Before this date, European countries had embraced unilateral tariffs that significantly impacted inter-border trade, especially between Britain and France. Tariffs unilaterally imposed by […]

Bordeaux: The World’s Wine Capital

Bordeaux: The World's Wine Capital The French region of Bordeaux has a fascinating history of wine production. Consequently, it has been branded one of the world's wine capitals. Bordeaux wine history dates back to […]

August 8

August 8, 1868: On this day, Chateau Lafite was acquired by the German banker James de Rothschild, changing its name to Château Lafite Rothschild. Château Lafite Rothschild offers extravagant high-quality wines, marketing several of […]

April 18

April 18, 1855: On this day, the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification took place at the request of Napoleon III. All of the wines in Bordeaux were ranked by brokers in order of importance. The […]

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