September 29

September 29, 1571: On this day, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was born, though he is known to most as the painter simply called Caravaggio. Caravaggio painted a piece called Bacchus, depicting the capricious Greek […]

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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