Tuesday, January 11, 2011

6,000 Year Old Wine Press Found

I think a good red wine would enhance a pterodactyl steak.

Just kidding; everyone knows that humans and dinosaurs were not around at the same time. That is because dinosaurs never roamed the earth...


"Archeologists have unearthed the oldest wine-making facility ever found, using biochemical techniques to identify a dry red vintage made about 6,000 years ago in what is now southern Armenia.
Carbon dating showed a desiccated grape vine found near a wine press was grown around 4000 BC, his team reported.

This makes it 1,000 years older than any other wine-making facility discovered, the team from Armenia, the United States and Ireland reported.
The wine press would have held a few gallons of juice and crushed grapes, likely working with the time-honored technique of barefoot stomping, Areshian said."

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