Earliest wine in world found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

Earliest wine in world found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

By Keshala Dias

Nov 14, 2017 | 7:39 pm

Scientists say 8,000-year-old pottery fragments have revealed the earliest evidence of grape wine-making.

The earthenware jars containing residual wine compounds were found in two sites south of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, researchers said.

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Ancient Georgians could have stored 300 liters of wine in the jars, which are about three feet tall. Small clay bumps are clustered around the rim. These decorations, the researchers hypothesize, represent grapes.

Previously, the earliest evidence of wine-making was from pottery dating from about 7,000 years ago found in north-western Iran.