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Earliest Known Winery Found in Armenian Cave

Science & Tech  (tags: offbeat, discovery, culture, interesting )

- 2968 days ago -
As if making the oldest known leather shoe wasn't enough, a prehistoric people in what's now Armenia also built the world's oldest known winery, a new study says. Undertaken at a burial site, their winemaking may have been dedicated to the dead--and it


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Gvapo T (22)
Monday January 31, 2011, 3:31 am
in wine we trust ;)
thanks for the article

Eva O (60)
Monday January 31, 2011, 4:03 am
Imagine how nice and 'aged' that wine would have been, if there would have been a nicely preserved left-over :)
Thank you for this interesting news!

Aisha Desince (39)
Monday January 31, 2011, 4:45 am
Thanks noted

Terry King (113)
Monday January 31, 2011, 6:19 am
Humans will go to great lengths to alter their conscience!

Mary L (132)
Monday January 31, 2011, 7:12 am
I always thought that we climbed out of the primordial ooze made stew and had a nice young red wine with it. It's no surprise that it's this old, there's speculation that like other animals fermentation developed from fermented fruit.

Kay M (347)
Monday January 31, 2011, 7:14 am

Melody Aragorn (135)
Monday January 31, 2011, 8:03 am
Amazing wonder what our future generations would find?? Plastics?? Nuclear weapons?? Recycled trash's trash??? phew.. need to get our act together to leave somthing worthy that they could look upto us and say Amazing!!!

Vikram Chhabra (394)
Monday January 31, 2011, 8:53 am
Interesting read!

Constance F (418)
Monday January 31, 2011, 9:27 am
Good one, Melody. Organic wine, I assume. A little mind altering substances been around for eons....

Past Member (0)
Monday January 31, 2011, 9:45 am
Noted, thanks Jae.

Toni C (508)
Monday January 31, 2011, 9:50 am
Thanks, Jae. Wonder what it would have tasted like? Probably a lot better than a lot we have today...LOL

Sue Matheson (79)
Monday January 31, 2011, 10:11 am
noted thanks.

Jeannette A (137)
Monday January 31, 2011, 10:45 am
We humans probably got the idea from watching birds feast on fermented berries... ah, the joys of species interaction.

Susan S (187)
Monday January 31, 2011, 2:07 pm
Very interesting. We live in 'wine country' in the Okanagan Valley (similar to the Napa Valley) and have three wine festivals now for three seasons. We also have 'ice wine' because of the climate which is really rare as the grapes have to be frozen and picked immediately. It is very expensive. Thanks for posting.

Mary T (178)
Monday January 31, 2011, 5:14 pm
Thanks Jae for the interesting article, Noted.

Freya H (345)
Monday January 31, 2011, 7:14 pm
There is some evidence that alcohol may have helped found civilization. Once people discovered that grape juice could ferment and become something - ahem - special, they decided to keep track of who supplied which grapes, and so on.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Monday January 31, 2011, 9:36 pm

Mac R (289)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 12:15 am
Fascinating stuff!

Cindy C (125)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:22 am
wow this is a good find isn't it ?

Bon L (0)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:41 am
Thanks for the info.

Kathy Javens (104)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 8:30 am
Noted. Nothing better than a good glass of wine. And apparently, people have known this for a very long time Thanks for the info, Jae..

Bruce Eyster (62)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 12:23 am
Noted , with interest and thanks .
You know , when things starting fermenting and they are enclosed , they tend to expend and then blow up . This might account for some of the bodies found in the area ..........who knows ?
In Battery Park , which was the earliest part of the country being settled by the Dutch , they uncovered a bar and because it is below street level, now , they've put in an over head window and there are clay pipes , and a few dusty vessels and other objects that can be seen .
These kinds of sites always hold a certain kind of , unaccounted and mysterious interest to me .
Thanks Again , Jae .

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 10:51 am
Noted Jae: Thank you for sharing this fascintatingly interesting story !

Michela M (3964)
Monday February 7, 2011, 2:16 pm
Noted!! Thanks!!
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