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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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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