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How Old Is Wine?

Old Mammoth Grape Vine full of wine grapes

Depending on who you believe, wine originated between six thousand and twelve thousand years ago although fossilised grape vines date back sixty million years. [sip] What impressed on me the most was the fact that early adopters of wine believed that the mind-altering effects were a sign of bringing the partaker close to a level of spirituality. That begs the question why is wine not under the category of spirits? [sip] I digress.

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