September 129 AD: In this month, a practitioner named Galen was born. He was known for using wine, which has antiseptic properties, to heal the wounds of gladiators who were hurt in battle.
September 1917: On this day, Thierry Manoncourt was born. He owned the Grand Cru estate Chateau Figeac in Bordeaux and was one of the most important people in Bordeaux and the Saint-Émilion appellation for so many years.
September 1940: In this month, the wine merchants of Champagne established a Bureau de Contact des Syndicats in accordance with general directions issued by the Ministry of Industrial Production to all sectors of the economy, with the goal of opening communication with the occupation troops. In this role, it was given the job of negotiating with führer du champagne. It also played a key role in keeping track of German taxes on Champagne wines and fighting shortages by making sure that equipment and other things needed to grow vines and make champagne, like gasoline and sugar, were available and distributed.
Sep. 1991: In this month, The Budapest Wine Festival was launched. The Buda Castle is top just above the Danube River on land that was once used by kings and queens. The National Gallery and Budapest History Museum are both housed in the royal palace, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
September 1999: In this month, WineBid teamed with Napa Valley Wine Auction to aid in generating millions of dollars for charity and launched the first online wine future marketplace offering outstanding wines from Napa Valley. WineBid is the biggest online wine bid company in the world.
September 1999: In this month, the 1999 Darius (ii) Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was designed and identified as a label of wcine. The intricate design was derived from the rim of an Achaemenid wine rhyton used at Apadana Palace, which was located in Persepolis in the sixth century B.C. An appropriate emblem for the first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon to come from the Apadana block on the estate. A jug known as a rhyton is a ceremonial vessel designed to be used to pour red wine, such as Shiraz.
September 2004: In this year, Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival was founded. This is a massive South African wine and lifestyle festival. Vendors from across Africa’s western regions gather to secure their spots for a three-day celebration of wine, food, music, and culture. The Soweto Festival attracts around 5000 people every year in September.
September 2006: In this month, NEC System Technologies and Mie University in Japan developed a robot that can taste wine and distinguish between a few dozen different varietals. The “wine-bot” “tastes” the wine by shining an infrared beam through it and analyzing the different wavelengths of light absorbed. The wine variety chosen is announced through a built-in speaker.
September 2006: On this month, En Primeur Ltd. was established. En Primeur also referred to as “wine futures,” is a well-known aspect of the French wine industry. Customers can invest in a vintage before it is bottled at participating chateaux (though not all of them do), offering them assured access to rare vintages and (usually) a timely investment. Historically centered in Bordeaux, the En Primeur method has been adopted by producers in Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, and Port, with growing interest in other regions in recent years.
September 2010: During this month, there was the discovery of the oldest winery discovers in the world. Arena-1, Armenia. A 14–15-gallon ceramic vat, storage jars, and pottery fragments were found during modern excavations that started in 2007, which indicated traces of winemaking. The pigment Malvidin, which gives red Vitis vinifera grapes their color, was discovered in little amounts on the porcelain vats that held the wine. Some of the other things found at the site were crushed grapes, seeds, and vine leaves. As strange as it may appear, archaeologists have theorized that the wine produced at this vineyard may have played a part in religious rites, as wine has done so often throughout its historical past.
September 2017: In this month, Christie Auction House auctioned Domaine de la Romance-Conti’s Romance-Conti 1988 for £198,000 in London. During this auction, a twelve-bottle case of Château Cheval-Blanc 1947 was the second auctioned for £168,000, slightly close to Romance-Conti’s Romance-Conti 1988.
September 2019: In this month, the New Zealand wine industry celebrated its 200th anniversary in the production of wine.