After the recently announced findings of international group of scientists on archaeological evidence discovered near Tbilisi, the Georgian wine was included in the Guinness Book of World Records as “the oldest wine”.
“Chemical evidence of wine, dating back to 6000–5800 BC, was obtained from residues of ancient pottery excavated in the archeological sites in Georgia”, – the Guinness World Records webpage reads, – “Prior to this discovery, the oldest chemically identified wine from Hajji Firuz Tepe (Iran) dated back to about 5400–5000 BC. These new findings are from about 600–1,000 years earlier, and indicate that wine-making and possibly viticulture were already in place about 8,000 years ago”.
Read original page at Guinness Book here. Read more at: Leading international publications report on world’s oldest wine discovery in Georgia.
Source: Hvino News