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Prohibition Era

The Month of August

August 1248: During this time, Château de Goulaine began its wine journey as the de Goulaine family produced wines for their personal consumption. Eventually they turned commercial and became France's oldest continuously operational winery, […]

May 20

May 20, 1453: This day marked the fall of Constantinople. The Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II's conquest of the Balkans and the fall of Constantinople in 1453 both constituted victories for him and led to […]

June 28

June 28, 1826: On this day, Edward Staniford Rogers was born. In 1851, Rogers started the process of hybridizing American and European grapes, which ushered in a period of "enthusiasm and speculation" for grape […]

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