From The INDIAN WINE ACADEMY Newsletter
The wine production could be around 6 100 years old according to an archaeological find reporting discovery of the remains of world’s oldest known winery along with the grapes suggesting it produced red wine, near Iranian Border. The announcement was made yesterday by the National Geographic Society and published on line by the Journal of Archaeological Science.
Archaeologists have found evidence of wine making throughout the early ages, but the 4,100 BC carbon dating and botanical analysis at the site appears to be the oldest so far, Areshian adds. The team found chemical evidence of a grape-coloring compound, along with the preserved grape remains and dried vines. A layer of ancient sheep dung above the wine press site preserved much of the grape material from decay. Surprisingly, the caves have not been looted or touched during all these centuries. (suite…)