Here’s cheers to a nice Neolithic drop
HUMANS began making wine up to a thousand years earlier than thought, experts say.
The honour goes to the Neolithic inhabitants of Georgia on the borders of Europe and Asia. About 6000BC, they were mashing grapes together using varieties similar to today’s pinot noir and syrah.
Based on residues found on pottery, the discovery pushes the first evidence of wine back from the previous dates of 5000BC or 5400BC. The study was led by the Georgian National Museum and universities of Toronto and Philadelphia.