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Ancient wines

Already before 6,000 if not 8,000 years ago vines first cultivated and produced wine, prove in grape seeds found in Asia Minor (Anatolia in today's Turkey), remains of wine presses as well as numerous ancient ones wine vessels and wine motifs on artifacts from many areas.

Cradle of viticulture

It goes without saying, of course, where the first wine was drunk. Chance has probably played a big role in the genesis. The cradle of wine culture Transcaucasia (Parts of Armenia. Azerbaijan and Georgia ), where the oldest archaeological finds were made, as well as the advanced civilizations in Mesopotamia (mostly today Iraq, as well as parts of Syria and the Turkey ), in the river basin of the upper Nile ( Egypt ) and in the Jordan Valley ( Israel and Jordan ). According to report in the Bible Noah landed with his ark at the end of the flood Ararat and became a winegrower. Incidentally, according to the latest research, the origin of the cultivated grapevine or the viticultural culture in southeast Anatolia should be (arrow).

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