Summary: Wine is considered to be one of the most expensive and historical alcohols in the world. The popular quote regarding it is, ‘the older it gets, the better it tastes’. Historically it has been related with agriculture, cuisines, civilization and humanity.
Wine is no new word or an alcoholic beverage to the world
and its history dates back to 8000 BC. Archeologically the oldest wine production
took place in Georgia at around 8000 BC. Some other earliest signs of its
production happen to be in Iran at around 7000 BC and Armenia at around 6000.
However, the oldest signs of grape wine's production comes from Egypt (the
Bronze Age), at around the third millennium BC. This beverage in all the ages
has been linked with sophistication and is one of the most expensive alcoholic
beverages that are yet related with royalty and ceremonial celebrations. The
older the wine is, the better it tastes and the more it costs.
It is said and believed that wine
was a ceremonial part of every occasion in the ancient Egypt. However, being
red in color in those times, there were many superstitions related to it during
the same age. However, some recent discoveries have indicated that white
colored wine was also used in the ancient Egypt itself. The
more you go into the depth, the more you’ll find the connection of this alcohol
with royalty, ceremonies, festive seasons and celebrations and very rarely with
Alike how alcohol is produced, its cultivation
from grapes as mentioned was discovered by the people of the Bronze Age in
ancient Egypt. The fermentation of grapes produced this beverage. The Vitis
Vinefera species was the one that was used to produce this divine beverage that
even finds a mention in the Holy Bible. The Egyptians used wooden oak Barrels
to store it. Those barrels were very similar to how we store these legendry and
old alcoholic drinks now.
While the Egyptians were busy cultivating the
Vitis Vinefera grape species to produce wine, the Romans
grabbed the first place amongst the people who starting using ceramic jugs to
store it. There are proofs that the Romans have had 25 years old samples of
this alcoholic beverage stored with them. The oxidized form of this alcohol was
very famous all across Rome; however, these people relished all the flavors and
types of this beverage.
However now known that red wine
is very useful in keeping your heart young and the older the beverage is, the
younger it keeps your heart (however, when consumed in medicinal dozes), but
without any such discovery during the ancient times, the Europeans empire to
their credit brought this alcohol to the modern world. The Christian monks who
took over the European empire after the fall of the Roman Egyptians can be
called as the god father’s bringing this alcohol cultivation to the sight of
the modern world.
To sum up, the wine
cultivation till 20th century happened in Europe itself and soon
after the passage of the 20th century the cultivation started
spreading to Spain and southern California. However, it is Egypt that started,
was and still is the leading producer of vines all over the world. Be it the
red one or the white one, the dominant species are still the Vitis Vinefera
grapes that are used to produce quality product with an unmatched taste.