What Ancient Wine Tasted Like

France is famous for its wine, and for good reason... they've been making wine longer than anyone else! Newly discovered artifacts show it was being made as far back as 425 B.C! So what exactly did this ancient wine taste like? Trace finds out.

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Earliest Evidence of French Winemaking Discovered
news.discovery.com/history/us-history/earliest-french-wine-making-discovered-130603.htm
"An ancient limestone platform dating back to 425 B.C is the oldest wine press ever discovered on French soil."

Earliest Evidence of French Winemaking Discovered
livescience.com/37089-oldest-french-wine-press.html?cmpid=514645
"An ancient limestone platform dating back to 425 B.C is the oldest wine press ever discovered on French soil."

The Origins & Ancient History of Wine
penn.museum/sites/wine/wineneolithic.html
"If winemaking is best understood as an intentional human activity rather than a seasonal happenstance, then the Neolithic period (8500-4000 B.C.) is the first time in human prehistory when the necessary preconditions for this momentous innovation came together."

Drinking Wine, From a Chore to a Choice
nytimes.com/2013/02/06/dining/the-history-of-wine-drinking-from-a-chore-to-a-choice.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
"Wine is old, ancient, neolithic. It has been consumed throughout recorded history. Yet wine as we know it today is relatively new."

Climate Influences on Grapevine Phenology, Grape Composition, and Wine Production and Quality for Bordeaux, France
sou.edu/envirostudies/gjones_docs/JonesDavisAJEV.pdf
"A long-term (1952-1997) climatology was developed using reference vineyard observations in Bordeaux, France."

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