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The Month of November

November 1345: Pinot Noir was first mentioned in written records. It was recorded as being grown in Burgundy. In 1470, monks from France introduced the grape to the Rheingau area in Germany, where it […]

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 […]

December 8

December 8, 1939: On this day, Josephine Tychson died. Josephine Tychson, a 31-year-old mother of two small children at the time of her husband's suicide, was one of the first woman winemakers in Napa […]

June 4

June 4, 1753: On this day, Accademia dei Georgofili started an experiment by combining several kinds of wine as he was attempting to figure out what traits differentiated them from one another. Chianti wine […]

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