The history of wine has its origins in early Mesopotamia as far back as 6,000 years before Christ (BC). The Mesopotamians were the first people known to have cultivated grapevines. From peasants to royalty and ancient civilizations to today, wine has been enjoyed by many for thousands upon thousands of years.
The History of Wine Ancient Beginnings:While wine was first known to be cultivated in Mesopotamia, the harvesting of grapes and wine making was first recorded in Ancient Egypt beginning around 4,000 BC. Ancient Egyptians used stone tablets or wrote on walls to record information about their grape harvests.
The production of wine and its consumption were given great importance in the social realm of Ancient Egypt and were drunk primarily by the country’s upper class. All of Egypt seemed to love their wine – Pharaohs in particular, as they were known to import what they could not grow and were often buried with bottles of wine so ensure a tolerable trip to the underworld. Egypt’s wine was fermented and stored in earthenware pots called “amphorae”, which were largely unsealed vessels.