Epoch-making research: The first wine is three thousand years older

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Björnstierne Antonsson

When was the first wine made? The answer to the question has always been related to the age determined on old potsherds with clear traces of grape seeds. Now scientists have studied the question from another angle: how old are the first grape varieties that were domesticated?

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Good idea, I think, as I have always considered that wine must have been made from grapes earlier than the potsherds found. Until today, guided by potsherds, it was believed that the first wine was produced 8,000 years ago. So 6,000 years before our era. Now we have to add another 3,000 years – the first wine was thus produced 11,000 years ago.

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