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Food & Beverages January, 12 2011

Oldest Ever Wine Press Found In Armenian Cave

Big news for wine lovers and those with Armenia friends/roots. “Archeologists have unearthed the oldest wine-making facility ever found, using biochemical techniques to identify a dry red vintage made about 6,000 years ago in what is now southern Armenia. The excavation paints a picture of a complex society where mourners tasted a special vintage made at a caveside cemetery… Carbon dating showed a desiccated grape vine found near a wine press was grown around 4000 BC, his team reported. This makes it 1,000 years older than any other wine-making facility discovered.” (armenialiberty)

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