WineTypesSite.com: Ever wondered how did somebody figure out they could crush a grape, ferment the juice, and come up with wine? Find out what we know about the major progressions of wine drinking and wine making throughout the years.
Ever wondered how did somebody figure out they could crush a grape, ferment the juice, and come up with wine? Find out what we know about the major progressions of wine drinking and wine making throughout the years. Ancient Beginnings The harvesting of grapes and winemaking was first recorded in Ancient Egypt beginning around 4,000 BC. Ancient Egyptians used stone tablets or wrote on walls to record information about their grape harvests. Ancient Greece and Roman Empire Winemaking spread throughout the Mediterranean. France and England It is thought that the Romans introduced the grapevine to France, which, at the time, was known as Gaul. An important factor in the history of wine and it spreading to England was the marriage in 1152 of Eléonore of Aquitaine (Bordeaux region) with Henry Plantagenet , who was to become Henry II, the future king of England. 17th and 18th Centuries The wine industry is challenged in the 17th and 18th centuries. People found other sources for their excessive indulgences, like hard liquor, beer and ale, tobacco, chocolate, and coffee and tea. 19th Century French wine had become a great source of national pride for the people of France as it had become known as the benchmark of wine making standards in the international wine world. New World The New World wine makers began to challenge Old World wine makers round about the 19th century. Modern Times As technological procedures advanced, the winemaking industry developed better methods for production, which created better and more varied types of wines. Keep trying the new ones. And keep enjoying your favorites. Cheers! Visit our site for info on types of wine, winemaking, wine and food pairing, and more…
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