The History of Wine

history of wine

“Birthplace’s of wine” – the Country of Georgia.

The origins of wine predate written records, and modern archaeology is still uncertain about the details of the first cultivation of wild grapevines. Wild grapes grow in Georgia, the northern Levant, coastal and southeastern Turkey, northern Iran, and Armenia. The fermenting of strains of this wild Vitis vinifera subsp. sylvestris (the ancestor of the modern wine grape, V. vinifera) would have become easier following the development of pottery during the later Neolithic, c. 11,000 BC. However, the earliest evidence so far discovered dates from millennia afterwards.

Patrick McGovern argued that the domestication of the wine grape and winemaking may have originated in what is now Georgia in the Caucasus and spread south from there. The earliest archaeological evidence of wine production yet found has been at sites in Georgia (c. 6000 BC)[7][8][9] and Iran (c. 5000 BC). The Iranian jars contained a form of retsina, using turpentine pine resin to more effectively seal and preserve the wine. Production spread to other sites in Greater Iran and Grecian Macedonia by c. 4500 BC. The Greek site is notable for the recovery at the site of the remnants of crushed grapes.

The oldest-known winery was discovered in the “Areni-1″ cave in Vayots Dzor, Armenia. Dated to c. 4100 BC, the site contained a wine press, fermentation vats, jars, and cups. Archaeologists also found V. vinifera seeds and vines. Commenting on the importance of the find, McGovern said, “The fact that winemaking was already so well developed in 4000 BC suggests that the technology probably goes back much earlier.”

Domesticated grapes were abundant in the Near East from the beginning of the early Bronze Age, starting in 3200 BC. There is also increasingly abundant evidence for winemaking in Sumer and Egypt in the 3rd millennium BC.
Legends of discovery
Wine (mey) has been a theme of Persian poetry for millennia.

There are many etiological myths told about the first cultivation of the grapevine and fermentation of wine.

Why is wine so interwoven with our own humanity?
This global adventure reveal’s the special connection we have always had with wine.
And how the crossroads were constructed between wine and art, religion, politics, love, and war.
In this first installment, we take you to one of the “Birthplace’s of wine” – the Country of Georgia.

 

The Biblical Book of Genesis first mentions the production of wine following the Great Flood, when Noah drunkenly exposes himself to his sons. The resulting Curse of Ham was originally intended as a justification for the Hebrew conquest of Canaan but was later adapted to explain black skin and African slavery.

Greek mythology placed the childhood of Dionysus and his discovery of viticulture at the fictional and variably located Mount Nysa but had him teach the practice to the peoples of central Anatolia. Because of this, he was rewarded to become a god of wine.

In Persian legend, King Jamshid banished a lady of his harem, causing her to become despondent and contemplate suicide. Going to the king’s warehouse, the woman sought out a jar marked “poison” containing the remnants of the grapes that had spoiled and were now deemed undrinkable. After drinking the fermented wine, she found her spirits lifted. She took her discovery to the king, who became so enamored of his new drink that he not only accepted the woman back but also decreed that all grapes grown in Persepolis would be devoted to winemaking

read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wine

Persinalized Wine Labels, Tags and Coasters

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Wine Bottle Labels – Custom Wine Bottle Tags and Personalize Wine Coasters and Bottle labels with Photo

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Personalized bottles of wine are a great gift and a great way to represent your winery or homemade wine.

At our site you can customize any wine labels and make them your own.
Simply click on a label and you can change colors, fonts, sizes, shapes and much more.
With our instant design and preview, the possibilities are endless.

You can custom decorate wine coasters and personalized wine tags until you have exactly what you want.

Uploading your own photo on wine labels is easy and you have the option of adding text as well as changing the font.

And you will know exactly what your labels, tags and coasters will look like when you preview your custom printed labels, tags and coasters.
Festive color schemes work for momentous events or holidays, including graduations, births, anniversaries, weddings, Bat or Bar Mitzvahs, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, etc.

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personalized wine photo labels and photo labels with text

The solution is a printer specializing in short runs of wine bottle labels. Such a printer can help the wine maker design wine labels, and then make wine labels tailored to the maker’s vision.

Many winemakers have never heard of these services, and may have concerns about an unfamiliar source of custom wine labels.

A wine maker may be concerned about whether his personalized labels will be easy to apply, and if they will stay on the bottle.

Wine bottle labels created for home winemakers are very easy to apply to clean, oil-free bottles at room temperature.

The wine label will bond more completely to the glass the longer it is on the bottle. It is a good idea to let the wine labels set for at least a week before putting the bottles in water.

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Winemakers ordering unique labels may also wonder if the wine bottle labels are waterproof.

The labels are water-resistant, meaning that the paper will retain its strength and the ink will not run when exposed to water. After the custom wine labels bond to the bottle for at least a week, the bottles can be placed in a tub of ice for cooling.

One huge advantage of a wine label printing company specializing in home winemakers is that the winemaker can design wine labels from templates. This saves the cost of working with a professional designer, but still creates totally unique labels. For the wine hobbyist who isn’t satisfied to make wine labels on a home computer and printer, this is the perfect solution.

What is the biggest advantage of ordering personalized wine labels in manageable quantities?

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The best thing about custom wine labels ordered from a specialty printer is those manageable quantities.

Winemakers can order labels in quantities as low as 30. These low quantities make it possible to make unique labels for different purposes, from separate batches to special occasions to branding purposes for sale.

The next most important advantage with these wine bottle labels is that they are truly unique. Though starting from a template, the wine maker can design wine labels that exactly fit his personality and the wine’s purpose.

The templates are completely customizable to make wine labels that look completely different from each other.

All of these advantages combine to make custom wine labels a smart choice for the wine maker.

Custom Beer Labels

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  A home based beer operation can be both fun and profitable, and is a
great business endeavor for those who enjoy small batch brewing.

Custom

beer labels and the right beer bottle design are additional ways you
can make sure your tasty brew draws the attention and recognition it
deserves. The simply process of creating your own labels through the
use of beer label templates makes what was a once laborious process fun,
entertaining and easy enough to accomplish on your own

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You can also make your own design and print with LabelsOnTheFly.com.
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Our minimum quantities are low in order to meet more customers requirements and all of our products are printed on state-of-the-art equipment with an unsurpassed attention to quality and detail. We take pride in providing you with easy ordering, effortless process, and exceptional results.

How to design your own Beer labels?

We’ll show you how to design an awesome looking beer label with a complex logo in Adobe Illustrator.

Here’s What You’ll Learn in Adobe Illustrator:
– Perfect Circles with the Circle Tool
– Cutting Objects with Divide Objects Below
– Gradient Fills with the Gradient Tool
– Font Outlines without Create Outlines

Custom Beer Glasses

Using Custom Glasses With Custom Beer!

Many people enjoy doing many different hobbies. One great hobby is brewing your own beer. When brewing your own beer you can choose the flavor and alcohol content you want in your personalized beer.

Personalized shot glasses and custom beer glassware printed with your logo or design

Personalized shot glasses and custom beer glassware printed with your logo or design

You will need certain equipment to brew your own beer, but if it is your hobby then it is worth it!

After the start-up costs, making your own beer at home can be cheaper than purchasing it on a daily basis.
Everybody enjoys having a nice cold beer every once in a while, this will save you the hassle of having to leave your house to get it. Your house would be the ultimate hangout when it came to having others over for a couple beers! When brewing your own beer, how cool would it be to have your own custom beer glasses to put it in?
You can add the name of your beer on the glasses its self.
You can purchase bar glasses or even cheap pint glasses with your logo. Many people would find this really neat. After all it is a hobby; you should put your own fun customization into it.
If you are one of the many individuals who enjoy brewing your own beer then keep in mind this neat personalized bar glass idea. If you have not yet tried brewing your own beer, then you should also give it a whirl.
So next time you are trying to decide on a new hobby, make sure to keep this fun hobby in mind!

Top 5 Five Winter and Holiday Beer Recommendations

By Bryce Eddings, About.com Guide

Winter and the holiday season see a lot of really good, small production seasonal brews in the form of Christmas beers and winter warmers. Christmas beers are often malty and complex although there are no rules for how they should be brewed. Some are made with fruit or spice and some rely on artful malt or hops combination for wonderful complexity. The winter warmers are similar though they are rarely made with any adjuncts. Both typically contain more than usual alcohol and are usually available from November to February.

And so, in no particular order, here are my Christmas and winter beer selections.

1. Samichlaus

The king of Christmas beers, Samichlaus is the highlight of the holiday season for many beer enthusiasts. It is a rich, aged doppelbock brewed at the Austrian brewery Schloss Eggenberg.

2. Samuel Adams Winter Classics

This mix pack contains a variety of beers. This makes it a nice way to try some unusual beer for beer lovers who are just discovering craft beer. Though it can change from year to year the mix pack often contains Boston Lager, Old Fezziwig Ale, Winter Lager, Holiday Porter, Black Lager, and Cranberry Lambic.

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3. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

How do you say Merry Christmas to a hop-head? With a six pack of Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada. Besides have a pretty significant bitterness at 62 IBUs, this beer is also dry hopped which raises the hops in the aroma and flavor.

4. Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale

Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome is a traditional winter warmer and in many ways has served as the modern benchmark for the style. It is big in flavor and alcohol. Though maltiness dominates it does have a good bit of balancing hops as well as hints of apples and caramel.

5. Odell Brewing Co. Isolation Ale

Odell Brewing brews Isolation Ale as their winter seasonal. This beer is packed with hops character without a lot of the bitterness. It’s a bit unusual as a wintertime beer in that it does not carry the huge, dark malt flavors of many of the others.

To read this full article, check out: Top 10 Ten Winter and Holiday Beer Recommendations

Also, if you are looking for great custom beer labels make sure you check out: Custom beer labels

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