The history of wine spans thousands of years. The earliest wine production dates around 6000 to 5000 BC. Evidence of the earliest European wine production was discovered at archaeological sites in Macedonia, dated to 6,500 years ago. Today the wine industry has exploded from countries all over the world like France, Austrailia, Chile and the USA.
This next card is for all the Wine Lovers out there…like my Dad. If anyone loves and appreciates the varieties of fine wines, it is him. Happy 52nd Birthday!
Fun Wine Facts!
Thomas Jefferson helped stock the wine cellars of the first five U.S. presidents and was very partial to fine Bordeaux and Madeira.
The wreck of the TITANIC holds the oldest wine cellar in the world and despite the depth and wreckage, the bottles are still intact.
When Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened in 1922, the wine jars buried with him were labeled with the year, the name of the winemaker, and comments such as “very good wine.” The labels were so specific that they could actually meet modern wine label laws of several countries.