The History of Wine
Wine! A fantastic drink that fills our life with joys, boost the environment of any occasion, brings fun to family get together! Has it ever been wondered how did this marvelous drink originated.
From where did it come from?
It’s said that the history of wine traces back to the history of mankind.
They both go hand-in-hand.
But how did we get from those humble origins all the way to our current lofty heights of wine appreciation?
When we think of the history of wine, we may think of winemaking French, Italian, and Roman ancient historical bottles, the traditional fermentation process, and the Greek god, Dionysus & mythology. We may even see clay cups from the old world new world. 1800’s, middle-age, or the level of the science of those old times.
Well, it’s quite a story! The history of wine!
Before we get started with the history of wine, it’s a good idea to figure out what alcohol is. However, there is a reason why things have evolved and changed over the years. Alcohol is no different! Wine is just yeast of grape juice.
This means that any type of grapes in which their sugar has been converted into wine.
And flavors through yeast.
Yet, looking back, we know that wineries were not really established until a few thousand years before Christ.
So where did these grapes come from?
So our history of wine begins…
Beginnings – Prehistory
Long before we had any idea about our history, vines existed. Keep in mind that this was back when most of the planet was covered in forests. When surveying most of the countries of the world. There would be a slightly different shade of green. When our early ancestors were still exploring the basics of shelter, fire, pointed sticks, etc.
There were no wineries to speak of. The climbers, by nature, would slowly climb trees and only once break from the canopy.
It is impossible to know who drank alcohol the first time, but it is definitely an accident. One of our more fortunate ancestors may have eaten some very ripe bunches of grapes and had a surprisingly good time.
When this is done again, it is deliberately the most polite thing in our industry!
Early History of Wine
Shadows of the Past – Early History
According to archeology, we have only begun to find evidence of alcohol being produced in any quantity in 7,000 years or more, especially in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. You may have noticed that countries like Georgia and Armenia are very popular in the world of wine these days.
Part of it is the curiosity to discover the past.
Wine has been discovered here that can be traced back to 5,000 to 5,000BCBC BB, and by analyzing the seeds that remain we have found that they are growing their own grapes like today.
The interesting part of this part of the history of wine is that there are probably many more sites like this that are waiting to be discovered.
The discovery of grapes, seeds, pottery, and resin for sealing them indicates an industry that has been developing for some time.
Who knows what we will discover next?
Wine in Antiquity
Bacchus and Dionysus – Antiquity
Our modern wine business can be traced back to Greek and Roman civilization between 2000 and 3000 BC. The Greeks in particular often see more wine than the cottage industry, planting vineyards in the first place, trying to produce quality wine, and more importantly exporting it around the Mediterranean. This is a particularly important factor, as a result of this trade movement, ancient varieties of grapes, such as Muscat and Malaysia, may have for the first time planted themselves in new countries. Dionysus was the Greek god of wine and pleasure and even had a whole month of joy dedicated to the grape harvest!
If the Greeks started rolling the ball, the Romans really played it down the road. As you may know, the Romans, in the matter of winemaking, have now conquered most of the parts of the Old World that we understand.
When they marched around Europe and built civilizations, they brought with them their industries, including olive oil , vinepair and wine.
Much of the history of the great vineyards of
is rooted in their love of Romans and wine.
He was also one of the first to see alcohol as a standard product and wrote many of his own views on the subject. Pliny the Elder is often quoted in wine books, and his work shows that there was already an understanding of site selection, pot types, and even the introduction of the app.
The Philharmonic was a church of Campagnia 2,000 years ago, responsible for long-term, powerful wines!
The Church and Wine – Medieval Europe
After the fall of the Roman Empire, much of Europe was in turmoil, often referred to as the Dark Ages, because we are more concerned with death and destruction than moving towards a better civilization. ۔ As a result, little is known about what happened to alcohol during this time. However, once the dust settled and a long, important period of medieval Europe began, wine began to take shape, some of which are still very relevant today, 1000 years later!
Alcohol was especially praised by the Church in medieval Europe and, in particular, they are healthy members. Monks Simply put, working as a monk in medieval times was a little more time and space left than your average laborer, and most of that time was spent in the service of God. However, an important part of the monastery’s work was horticulture and crop production, and indeed the vineyards.
Between the various orders of the monks, wrestling was held in Germany, Burgundy vineyards were organized and finally classified, champagne still moved from red wine to sparkling white was.
What effect can monks have on our understanding of viticulture?
The artificial evolution of winemaking is still a matter of great trial and error, and the monks worked on the basis of hundreds of years, learning the differences in the earth, the aspects of the sun, the types of grapes, and so on.
The fact that they were able to read and write also meant that this information, for the first time, was accurately recorded and passed on to future generations for their betterment.
New World and Wine
A New World – Pre-Modern History of wine
Trying to differentiate between the old wine and the new world is becoming more and more difficult because of similar winemaking techniques, grape varieties, and sharing styles.
However, going back 500 years, the difference is even greater.
- South Africa has been making wine since the 17th century.
- Before Bordeaux was nothing more than a swamp, grapes reached South America through Spanish conquests, and by the 17th century, even the King of Spain had tried to limit production in his colonies.
Do, as it were, affect the price of alcohol on the other side of the world!
The wine was really becoming an international beverage.
The most often forgotten element of New World history is that, despite the heights and downsides of any industry’s expectations, these wines continued to grow for centuries until economic and social forces in the 20th century pushed them to European markets.
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While Europe was engaged in war and its subsequent recovery for most of the 20th century, the New World was slowly but surely becoming a knowing power like we are today.
War and Wine
Phylloxera, World Wars and Upheaval – Modern History
The 19th and 20th centuries were periods of great change in the wine market, especially in Europe. After the Industrial Revolution, we figured out how things would be done on a large scale, and the production of wine really started to get better.
Just repeatedly knocked by nature and mankind Will be given Around the 1860s. Flexra saw the extinction of most of the seeds of Europe, where we feared we might never recover! This insect, which lives in North America, feeds on grape roots and infects plants.
Once this work is started, there is no cure.
The levels of European vineyards were kept low and, in the end, large numbers had to be completely replaced by scratches, the solution being to subjugate the European vine breed to American roots that had existed for thousands of years.
Created natural resistance to living insects. While this was the biggest challenge facing the wine business, it also allowed areas to completely reorganize themselves and choose the types they want to rehabilitate. The selected plants are largely the same varieties that we now associate with the classic areas!
By the early 20th century, we were on the road again, only to find ourselves in the two great wars that mankind has ever tormented. France’s fields have been a battleground for more than a decade, sown and sown with destruction.
A whole generation of young men became warmer, while countries struggled for decades to recover from the war effort.
A dark age for all of us and the wine industry has not escaped this tumultuous age.
Modern History of Wine
A New Era – The Last 50 Years
By the 1960s, the world was beginning to emerge from the shadow of World War II. Industries were revived, and we began the most exciting period in our history. From the point of view of spirit, great changes took place at that time.
Ready access to state-of-the-art brewing equipment, such as stainless steel tanks, means that clean, fresh wines are becoming the norm, as well as for wines that do not require consumers to lie down for many years before drinking.
The old insolence of the classic regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne began to loosen as they were increasingly challenged by regions around the world.
Even looking at the UK wine market from the 1980s to the present day, you can see the incredible difference in the choices available!
Supermarkets started stockpiling bottles, and before you knew it, it was becoming a household beverage, not only in wine-producing regions but throughout Europe. Australian and Argentine wines began to make inroads into the world.
A judge in Paris firmly placed California on the map, and New Zealand for the first time in the 1970s planted the vines of Sowen Blank …. we all know that How well it turned out!
Critics became concerned for the first time, and for better or worse, Robert Parker brought the liquor industry into the national mainstream with his 100-scoring system.
Booze education began to flourish and the general level of alcoholism skyrocketed.
If you started drinking in the 1980s. Good for you!
Wine has never been a more exciting, exciting place, and today when we talk about the level of choice available and the quality of the whole board, we are absolutely spoiled for choice.
Fashion comes and goes, and the current trend is to refresh wines, to lighten the wine, and to refresh the fruit profile.
From South America to France, from Australia to Spain, there is so much good wine out there today, it’s hard to know where to start!
The Future – What Next?
The next 50 years are going to be a turning point for alcohol. Climate change is already affecting some of the world’s best classical areas, with grape varieties expected to adapt to warmer temperatures, as well as some highly respected properties. Is. Can you imagine a Bordeaux without Merlot? Or Burgundy without Pangot Nair?
It’s hard to imagine, but the drink, drinking and winemaking seems to be growing.
Change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though, and one of the beauties of natural wine is its diversity. We strongly believe in Lazin’s ecosystem here and the future is bright. Expect more people to find, meet, and bring back wine from lesser-known corners of the world! We also expect a dramatic increase in sustainable viticulture, a trend that has gained momentum over the last 10 years.
Organic and biodynamic states are more popular than ever, and may last longer!
Last but not least, don’t forget that we are all part of this incredible history of wine. The wine we drink, the grapes we produce, the stories we tell, and the memories we collect, that’s all.
Who knows what people will be writing in a thousand years when they consider the history of natural wine, but we know we will be a part of it!