Wine was firstly discovered about 6000 years ago in the Middle East.
The earliest remnants of wine were discovered in Iran, dating back to neolithic period (8500-400 B.C) The oldest evidence of Cultivated wines were found in Georgia dating from 7000-5000B.C.
It is supposed that the drink originally fermented by mistake. Native yeasts accidentally came into contact with Grapes stored in containers, turning the sugar in the grapes into alcohol.
The art of wine making was later refined by the Egyptians and spread throughout the Mediterranean by the Greeks. The Romans made it popular all over Europe and the Spanish as well as other Europeans took their brew to the New World Oceania and South Africa.
And for many of the wine-making technology we have the Monks to thank for…..
Monastic orders such as the Cistercians and Benedectines preserved and innovated the art of wine making during the Middle Ages. It is thanks to their research and indefatigable efforts we have such an elaborate winemaking technology today.
One of the Worlds most famous Champagnes Dom Perignon was named after a monk Dom Pierre Perignon (1638-1715) an early advocate of organic wine making experimented with new methods, successfully improving the wine making process. These practices and techniques are still used today.