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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 […]

August 2

August 2, 1828: The Tokaji wine crisis began on this day. In the beginning, the presence of American railway ties between the eastern and mid-western seaboards made it possible for affordable American grain to […]

September 26

September 26, 1843: On this day, Thomas Volney Munson was born in Astoria, Illinois. Munson was an American horticulturist who spent most of his life documenting native American grapes. His work had a significant […]

May 5

May 5, 1818: On this day, Karl Marx was born. He was one of the most prominent revolutionary, sociologists, historians, and economists in European history, and is the namesake for the school of thought […]

April 7

April 7, 1885: The first steam train pulled into Mendoza from Buenos Aires following the completion of the first railway between the region and the Argentinian capital. Argentina had not been badly hit by the […]

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