US News Evidence of the World's Oldest Grape Wine Has Been Discovered

10:35  14 november  2017
10:35  14 november  2017 Source:   Time

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Top of the World . Workarounds. Previously, the oldest evidence of grape wine -making was identified in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, dating to about 5400 to 5000 BC.

A vat to press the grapes , fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by an international team of researchers. While older evidence of wine drinking has been found, this is the earliest example of complete wine production

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Europeans have been squeezing wine from grapes for hundreds of years longer than previously believed, a new archaeological find in Georgia suggests.

A series of excavations in the Caucasus Mountains has revealed wine residue on pottery fragments dating back to 5980 BC — the earliest evidence discovered yet of wine-making from grapes, the BBC reports.

Archaeologists found the earthenware jar fragments at two sites near Tblisi, Georgia. Some of the jars were originally decorated with images of wine-making festivities, portraying men dancing amid grape clusters, the researchers say.

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A vat to press the grapes , fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by an international team of researchers. While older evidence of wine drinking has been found, this is the earliest example of complete wine production

A cave inside some remote mountains of Armenia contain what is being called the oldest winery yet discovered , dating back to around 4,100 B.C., 1,000 years No evidence was found of an apparatus to smash the grapes against the wine press, but the absence does not trouble the archaeologists.

Previously, the oldest evidence of grape wine-making was identified in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, dating to about 5400 to 5000 BC.

“We believe this is the oldest example of the domestication of a wild-growing Eurasian grapevine solely for the production of wine,” Stephen Batiuk, a senior researcher at the University of Toronto and co-author of the study on the new findings, told the BBC.

Georgia has a long history of wine production, and continues to ferment wine in vessels that resemble those of ancient tradition.

Archaeologists have suspected the country could be the birthplace of European wine-making, but needed evidence to substantiate the hunch, David Lordkipanidze, the general director of the Georgian National Museum, told The New York Times.

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An ancient limestone pressing platform from Lattara, France, dates back to at least 400 B.C. and was used to crush grapes for wine . An ancient limestone platform dating back to 425 B.C is the oldest wine press ever discovered on French soil. The press is the first evidence of winemaking in what is

Analysis by a UCLA-led team of scientists has confirmed the discovery of the oldest complete wine production facility ever found, including grape seeds No evidence was found of an apparatus to smash the grapes against the wine press, but the absence does not trouble the archaeologists.

While Georgia may be the cradle of grape wine, the oldest fermented beverages have been traced to China. There, a fermented mixture of rice, honey and fruit was made at around 7,000 BC, the BBC says.

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