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💫Vine Odyssey 2020 💫
Vine & Grape in the glass: 🍇 Vitis vinifera
Terroir: 🌍 worldwide, from the 30th to 50th parallel over the north and south hemisphere.
For one thing we can be certain about… as the ultimate conquistador, over the ages, vine, grape and wine culture took over and colonized the entire world, remaining a constant through time, overcoming comes and goes of civilizations and empires.
As a common eternal, silent agreement, all cultures contributed to expand its existence and evolution through time, supporting and enhancing it with wine gods, sages and myths.
Coming from northern Ancient China c. 7000 BC (ironically called nowadays “new new World”), passing through the Caucasian mountains to Georgia and the other under Caucasian regions c. 6000 BC, arrived to Armenia c. 5000 BC (oldest winery c. 4100 BC), Iran, Mesopotamia, Lebanon, ending up to pharaoh’s Egypt and Ancient Greece c. 4500 BC, who worshiped and spread it throughout their Mediterranean colonies c. 3000 BC and the Ancient Romans c. 700 BC, responsible for its European inner land career.
After the Medieval period, Spanish conquistadores in c. 1500 AC brought it to the” Americas”, Dutch in c. 1650 AC to South Africa and European emigrants 1700 BC to the” new world”, while Brits continued its course to Oceania c. 1800 AC.
And as a true world traveler and companion, it always adjusted perfectly to places, people and cultures giving us thousands of different varieties and expressions, narrating us the world’s history through the ages and representing the optimistic way of life and becoming the favorite habit of civilization!
Thats all folks for now....till next time!
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