Showing posts with label wine education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wine education. Show all posts

Friday, December 1, 2017

The wine is 8,000 years old, according to the latest findings in Georgia.

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

El vino tiene una antigüedad de 8.000 años, según los últimos hallazgos en Georgia.

Yacimiento de Gadachrili Gora

La región caucásica sigue ofreciendo indudables muestras sobre el origen del vino; lo que ya no está tan claro es su antigüedad, aunque los últimos hallazgos sitúan el consumo del vino un milenio antes de lo que se pensaba, en pleno Mesolítico, por tanto previo al Neolítico, algo realmente sorprendente. Hasta ahora los expertos creían que el vino más antiguo databa de hace 7.000 años,  según los restos hallados en los montes Zagros en Irán. Pero estos recientes descubrimientos parecen decantar el origen del vino a favor de Georgia; en todo caso, dentro de los límites de la región conocida como Cáucaso.

En nuestro artículo “Wine, more than a fashionable drink”, aludíamos a ambas zonas geográficas y dábamos como buenas las últimas noticias sobre  el origen del vino, entre 5.000 y 6.000 años de antigüedad.
Pero el descubrimiento de un grupo de arqueólogos de la Universidad de Toronto, que ha realizado las excavaciones en colaboración con el Museo Nacional de Georgia, ha cambiado la historia del origen del vino.
Vasija procedente delas excavaciones

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wine, more than a fashionable drink

In the year 2013 Spain became, the world´s largest producer of wine, ahead of Italy and France. But, at the same time, consumption is decreasing especially among young people (fifth country in the world, and eighteenth "per capita"). According to the latest statistics[1] we consume the same quantity of wine as UK: 19,9 liters per capita, compared to 42,5 and 47,7 in Portugal and  France respectively.

[1] Observatorio Español del Mercado del Vino (Spanish Observatory of Market Wine)