|Gadachrili Gora Site|
The Caucasian region continues offering undoubted samples about the origin of wine; what is not so clear is its antiquity, although the latest findings place the consumption of wine a millennium earlier than previously thought, in the Mesolithic period, therefore prior to the Neolithic, something really surprising. Until now experts believed that the oldest wine dates back to 7,000 years ago, according to the remains found in the Zagros mountains in Iran. But these recent discoveries seem to decant the origin of the wine in favor of Georgia; in any case, within the limits of the region known as the Caucasus.
In our article "Wine, more than a fashionable drink", we alluded to both geographical areas and gave as good the latest news about the origin of wine, between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago.
But the discovery of a group of archaeologists from the University of Toronto, who has carried out the excavations in collaboration with the National Museum of Georgia, has changed the history of the origin of wine.
|Vessel from the site|