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May 8

May 8, 1962: On this day, Karen A. Page was born in Warren, Michigan. She is an author best known for her books on food and wine written collaboratively with her husband Andrew Dornenburg. […]

July 4

July 4, 1811: On this day, Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, the savior of Port wine, was born. Port wine is rich, decadent, and nearly extinct due to a pandemic in the late 1800s. Fortunately, […]

July 1

July 1, 1816: On this day, Emperor Franz I of Austria handed over ownership of Schloss Johannisberg to his Foreign Minister Prince von Metternich. Schloss Johannisberg is one of the oldest wineries in Germany, […]

October 29

October 29, 1969: On this day, Golden Globe winning movie The Secret of Santa Vittoria was released. The film, directed by Stanley Kramer, is about a vineyard town named Santa Vittoria, which hid a […]

March 27

March 27, 1909: On this day, Raymond Oliver was born. Raymond Oliver was a French chef. Oliver despised nouvelle cuisine, preferring the rich ingredients of his home region of Gascony. He owned Le Grand […]

June 14

June 14, 1830: On this day in 1830, a French army consisting of 34,000 men under the command of General Louis-Auguste de Bourmont landed 27 kilometers west of Algiers in Algeria to begin the […]


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