Iranian Wine

Prof. Mc Govern is very clear as to where the roots of our wine culture started to grow: 

 "Our earliest finding is that the Neolithic villagers of the northern Zagros mountains of Iran were making wine and storing wine in some of the earliest pottery jars from the Middle East, ca. 5400 B.C.


More about ancient wine: Patrick McGovern is the Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia.

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  • I'd like to know how to make shiraz wine in IRAN with shraz grape.

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  • iran is one of the oldest countries in the world and its culture starts frome many thousand years ago and iranian people are hte kinddest people i have ever met but remorse they in the goverment prison moreover if you are about testing a unique wine go through iranian people are really skillful in making wine and also they are very friendly its ...

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