Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wine-making Is Older Than Just About Everything

I love wine, and I'm not the only one - apparently humans have been enjoying it for quite a long time:
Scientists have reported finding the oldest known winemaking operation, about 6,100 years old, complete with a vat for fermenting, a press, storage jars, a clay bowl and a drinking cup made from an animal horn. Grape seeds, dried pressed grapes, stems, shriveled grapevines and residue were also found, and chemical analyses indicate red wine was produced there.
So, let's pop a cork and raise a glass in celebration!

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