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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 February

February 1874: During this time, Don Francisco de Rojas y Salamanca, a brilliant Chilean businessman, built a vineyard in the Maipo Valley at the foot of the Andes Mountains using superb vines imported from […]

September 25

September 25, 1819: On this day an Anglican missionary by the name of Samuel Marsden planted about a hundred grape vines of different varieties which he had brought from Sydney to New Zealand at […]

June 4

June 4, 1753: On this day, Accademia dei Georgofili started an experiment by combining several kinds of wine as he was attempting to figure out what traits differentiated them from one another. Chianti wine […]

September 1

September 1, 1715: On this day, the effervescent Champagne became a favorite among the French elite at Philippe II's court when Louis XIV of France passed away in 1715. More Champenois winemakers tried to […]

July 17

July 17, 1957: On this day, Eric Asimov was born in Bethpage, New York. The nephew of science fiction author Isaac Asimov, with multiple family members involved in journalism, he has been a food […]

July 7

July 7, 1957: On this day, the Barbera wine varietal was discovered. As of 2000, the Barbera red wine grape type was the third most often planted red grape variety in Italy. Barbera is […]

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