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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, […]

April 6

April 6, 1623: This day marks the beginning of Cabernet Franc’s wide establishment from vine cuttings. Cardinal Richelieu is credited for bringing cuttings of the Cabernet Franc vine to the Loire Valley from the […]

October 23

October 23, 1942: On this day, MaryAnn Graf, the first female winemaker in California’s modern industry was born. Graf, like Weinberger, was a trailblazer, often regarded as California's first female winemaker when Prohibition ended. […]

October 21

October 21, 1914: On this day in 1914 the ruler of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II, ordered a total ban on the production and sale of vodka throughout the country for as long as the […]

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