"Days of wine and roses laugh and run away,
Like a child at play."
Even while still on the vine, the grape inspires art.
Famous poets, such as Lord Byron to Li Po, have found their awe-inspiring moment at the lip of a wine goblet. Alcoholic beverages have served to loosen the lips of singers since bards strummed lutes for their libations.
The world's oldest vineyards arose from regions in the Middle East with archeological evidence of wine grapes growing in Georgia about 9,000 years ago. The oldest winery ever found dates back 6,000 years and was discovered in a cave in Armenia.
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