The people of the country of Georgia at the intersection of Europe and Asia in the Caucasus Mountains were fermenting grapes some 6,000 years before Jesus turned water into wine. At first it was thought that winemaking began in the present country of Iran about 5,000 B.C. but this all changed when prehistoric pottery pieces were found near Tbilisi the capital of Georgia.
The clay pieces contained traces of citric acid, grape pollen, and signs of fruit flies from prehistoric times. These once decorative vats were used to hold vast quantities of wine about as much as 400 wine bottles would hold.
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Very interesting find. Thanks for sharing. I know something new from history again.
What a cool container to hold wine. Thanks for the history.
can you imagine the auction of such wine, if it still existed? Cognac from the times of Napoleon recently sold for more than a million dollars.
Cheap Canadian Whiskey sunk off of Chicago in the days of prohibition goes for more than 10000 a bottle.
You know Doc I sure wish I had a full wine vat like that is would last me a very long time and when I am low on finances I would never run out of wine.
for me it would be a barrel of 18 year or older scotch. that is my weakness. Wine is ok, but we don’t often drink it. Scotch I have every once in a while!
Both of us loved making wines and have tried with various fruits often with success.
My late husband made delicious apple wine with our apple harvest every year.