August 14

August 14, 1905: On this day, France enacted its first appellation legislation, which marked the beginning of dividing wine regions according to their respective geographies and enshrining grape growing and wine-producing traditions into law […]

July 31

July 31, 1905: The French Governer-General of Algeria, Charles Jonnart, collaborated with a British partner to sell a huge volume of Algerian wine in London. Algeria had previously been restricted to French markets. The ensuing […]


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