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What Is The History Of Wine?

Dec 25, 2007
Very few people through history have had a bad word to say about red or white wine. Evidence of both of these was first found in archaeological sites in Georgia and Iran, dating from 6000 to 5000 BC. Wine and properly cultivated vines were found in Early Bronze Age sites in places like Egypt from around 3,000 BC.

These days red wine and white wine online is produced everywhere and drunk everywhere and appreciated by all. Historians think it was possibly introduced into Egypt by the Ancient Greeks. Traces of wine were also found in China, dating from between two and one thousand years BC.

We all know the Greeks liked a drop of wine (not least Dionysus, Greek god of wine and revelry). And of course no one could carouse on wine like the Romans. In fact many of the major wine producing regions of Western Europe today were established by the Romans.

Clearly wine was crucial to transubstantiation, the transformation of wine into Christ's blood in the Christian mass. While in Germany drinking wine was seen as civilized compared to boorish beer. As well as this red wine and white wine online have also been credited with numerous health benefits. Wine apparently stops colds, can fend off heart attacks, can stop memory loss and can even cure sores.

The European grape Vitis vinifera is usually used as the base for most wines. Many wines are blends of grapes, and this is by no means the inferior way to make wine - many Riojas and Bordeaux wines are blends. To qualify as a variety, though, a non-blend, a wine must be 75 per cent one grape - for instance Merlot.

But the taste of a red or white wine online is far more than a product of the variety of grape. Wine's taste varies dependent on the soil it's grown in, the height of the vineyard, the direction the slope faces and the season and climate it's grown in.

Wines are usually named either by their grape variety or by their place of production. Generally speaking, European wines are named both after the place of production (e.g. Bordeaux, Rioja, Chianti) and the grapes used (e.g. Pinot, Chardonnay, Merlot). Wines from everywhere except Europe are generally named for the grape variety

So there are a million possibilities and as a result when someone gets it really right, red and white wine online can demand a huge premium.
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