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Ancient winery found 6,100 years after making last vintage

Ancient winery found 6,100 years after making last vintage

The world's oldest winery has been uncovered in a remote cave in the mountains of Armenia.

From the Daily Mail:

The world's oldest winery has been uncovered in a remote cave in the mountains of Armenia.

A grape press, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,100 years ago were discovered by an international team of researchers.

While older evidence of wine drinking has been found, this is the earliest example of complete wine production, according to Gregory Areshian of the University of California, Los Angeles, co-director of the excavation.

Such large-scale wine production implies that the Eurasian grape had already been domesticated, said McGovern, author of 'Uncorking the Past: The Quest for Wine, Beer and Other Alcoholic Beverages.'

Prehistoric plonk: World's earliest winery discovered 6,100 years after producing its last vintage

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