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Asian Geographic - - Culture -

c. 5,400 BC

Ar­chae­ol­o­gists dis­cov­ered wine residue in a jar that dates back to around 5,400 BC. This im­por­tant process – the fer­men­ta­tion of grapes into an al­co­holic bev­er­age – ap­pears to have been dis­cov­ered at Ha­jji Firuz in Iran’s Za­gros Moun­tains. Early forms of beer, mead and honey wine, and other al­co­holic va­ri­eties made from wild fruit, pre­date wine as we know it. The first al­co­holic drinks were rel­a­tively weak, un­til an Arab chemist cre­ated the dis­til­la­tion process around 700 AD.

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