How wine is made: an overview (Good Pair Days)

Crusher and De-stemmer

If you’re like us, you probably spend a fair amount of time enjoying your favourite bottles. However, the chances are, most of the time you (like almost everyone else) take this wonderful drink a little for granted.

Do you ever wonder where wine comes from, the history behind the drink, or the centuries of reverence, respect, and expertise that goes into its production?

The history of wine stretches back a long way. Most archaeologists and historians agree that winemaking first arose in what is now Armenia, around 10,000 years ago. The oldest remains of wine casks and winemaking equipment are staggeringly old, dating back to around 6000 BC.

It’s safe to say that the drink we love and enjoy today is part of an unbroken chain of history, constantly adapted with each passing age, improved upon, and altered to suit new styles and tastes.

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