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Guinness World Book updates information on Georgian wine

Guinness World Book updates information on Georgian wine

The Guinness World Records Book has updated information on the ancient wine according to which the oldest wine was made 8,000 years ago in Georgia.

''Chemical evidence of wine, dating back to 6000–5800 BC (the early Neolithic period), was obtained from residues of ancient pottery excavated in the archeological sites of Gadachrili Gora and Shulaveris Gora, about 50 km south of Tbilisi in Georgia,'' the record reads.

According to the book, the residues ''were identified as wine since they contained tartaric acid, which only occurs in large amounts in the Eurasian grape (Vitis vinifera) in the Middle East and the wine made from it.''

'' The detection of other organic acids (malic, citric and succinic), also found in the Eurasian grape, provided confirmatory evidence,'' it says.

Notably, a vessel dating back 7,000 years, founded in Iran, has been known as the oldest wine vessel earlier.

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