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 1686: In this year, Turkish rule in Hungary ended, giving way to the beginning of Habsburg rule. In September 1686, unified Christian soldiers liberated Buda. With this, the Turkish occupation came to an end and Austrian rule began. Even though Hungary was still a dependent country, the Habsburg Empire offered a perfect market for Hungarian wines. Large feudal estates that the Turks had taken control of were rebuilt, and many newcomers—often Serbs, Swedes, and Romanians—who brought winemaking expertise with them were invited to settle back in the wine-growing regions. Large-scale vine planting was encouraged by stable economic conditions. Hungary’s most consumed beverage was wine, which was also heavily exported. The aristocratic classes of the Austrian Empire, Poland, and Russia were avid consumers of the exquisite wines of Hungary.
September 1715: In this year, Philippe II, Duke of Orleans, Louis XIV’s nephew, succeeded him as the Regent of France after his passing. The sparkling Champagne was a favorite of the Duke of Orleans, who served it at his weekly petits soupers at the Palais-Royal. This caused a fad in Paris as eateries and the affluent class tried to imitate the Duke’s preferences for sparkling wine. To cash in on this trend, Champenois winemakers started transitioning from producing still wines to sparkling wine.
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 1922: In this month, Georgia fell under Soviet rule. When Georgia was a part of the Soviet Union, wine making became industrialized, family plots were subject to government regulation, and, according to some estimates, 500 different indigenous Georgian grape types were uprooted from one area. Yet, according to Kholodilina, individuals managed to celebrate their distinctively Georgian identities through wine.
September 1926: It is in this month that the Festa dell’Uva began in Italy. This event in Tuscany honors the grape. The Chianti neighborhood decorates a sizable float for the main procession. In the traditional cellars, you can sample wines and regional foods along with traditional and unique meals. The best Italian wines are tasted while being entertained with music and dancing by professional sommeliers. This is a chance to enjoy a virtual oenological journey of Italy thanks to the labels from different locations.
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.
September 1980: In this month, Pinot Noir was allocated around 3.8% of the winegrowing area in Germany. At 11,800 hectares, it currently accounts for about every eighth vine in Germany, and the tendency is accelerating. High-yielding grape types like Dornfelder and Portugieser have been surpassed by Pinot Noir, which is now second to Riesling and third to Müller-Thurgau, whose stock has been declining for years. The USA (21,000 ha) and France (31,000 ha) are the only two countries in the world with larger Pinot Noir production, placing Germany third overall. The berries’ thin skin makes them vulnerable to disease.
September 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 2011: In this month, Chateau Mere opened close to Telavi in Vardisubani Roseville. It collaborates with Winiveria, one of the original agrotourism businesses in Georgia. The winery takes great delight in producing genuine Georgian wines using time-honored qvevri techniques that date back over 8,000 years.
September 2014: In this month, Plumpton College offered its first MSc in Viticulture & Oenology in the UK. The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRIDr. )’s Matteo Marangon, a senior research scientist, was chosen to oversee the program. In addition to a Ph.D. in viticulture and oenology from the University of Padova, Dr. Marangon has a BSc (Hons) in agricultural sciences. He worked on seven different vintages in northeast Italy before relocating to Australia in 2008. Marangon declared: “I am incredibly excited about this new professional opportunity, which I find to be highly difficult and exciting. In my new position, which I am eager to begin, I hope to be able to teach and conduct research that will advance English viticulture.”
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.