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January 18

January 18, 1213: On this day, “King Tamar,” the Queen of Georgia died. Queen Tamar's reign from 1184 to 1213 is widely regarded as the apex of the Georgian Golden Age. During her rule, […]

The Month of December

December 1638: In this month, Dom Pierre Pérignon, O.S.B. was born. He was a Benedictine monk from France who made significant improvements to the production and quality of Champagne wine during a time when […]

March 4

March 4, 1193: Al-Nasr Salah-al Din, better known simply as Saladin, meaning the ‘Righteousness of the Faith’, died at Damascus in Syria. This Kurdish general had risen to become Vizier of the Fatimid Caliphate […]

March 31

March 31, 1991: On this day, a new hybrid wine yeast strain was developed and commercialized. In the wake of this discovery, Anchor Yeast became the first business and wine yeast brand anywhere globally […]

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