• 1961 recognition for Castello della Sala

1961 recognition for Castello della Sala

Niccolò Antinori engages oenologist Giacomo Tachis. This is a period in which viticulture will undergo major transformations.
The Antinori family undertakes a critical revision of the Chianti Classical zone, concentrating the vines rows in “specialized vineyards” rather than in the traditional wide fields where vines were mixed with other crops.
New temperature-controlled winemaking techniques are adopted in addition to casks of new dimensions and capacity. The Castello della Sala receives official recognition from the Ministry of Agriculture for the excellent level of production which it had reached.

1957 Cantinetta Antinori

The family opens the doors to the Antinori Palace with its Cantinetta, a restaurant-wine bar which offers for tasting the entire range of Antinori wines and a choice of the typical dishes of Tuscany. The historic Cantinetta of Florence has, over time, been joined by those in Vienna, Zurich, and Moscow.

1963 John F. Kennedy

The president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, is assassinated in his automobile in the streets of Dallas during an official visit. The episode leaves world public opinion distraught, but does not cancel the charismatic figure of the young president.

Photograph by Victor Hugo King, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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