Georgia, Motherland Of Wine
The 19th century is an important period for Georgian culture. In this period numerous scientists become interested in Georgian wine and wine-making. But nothing is as impressive, as the 20th-century soviet scientist Nikolai Vavilov’s theory “about cultural plants’ domestication”, which is shared among the whole world today.
1. According to this theory, wine-making and viticulture originate from south Caucasian and Georgian territory and later spread to a great number of countries around the world.
2. It’s impossible not to talk about the farmers’ village discovered in today Marneuli region (Kvemo Kartli) where grape pips and famous great wine-jar decorated with grape ornaments that date to date 6 BC. All of this is a huge telltale for the fact that in Georgia wine-making culture was already blooming 8000 years ago. In 2014 Georgian scientists, with the help of various universities around the world and NASA started a study. They discovered the acidity of the wine and substances characteristic of different types of wine on the vessels found in the same area.
3. These discoveries raised the interest of scientists and as a result, a new question came up – was there a possibility that Georgians imported grapes from other countries and later made wine themselves? They soon found the answer to the question because at the same territory they found vine dust, which was clear proof that the vine truly flourished at today’s Marneuli territory. This evidence completely ruled out the theory about imported wine.
4. And lastly, to prove the fact that wine-making is originated from south Caucasia and Georgia once more, scientists decided to restore the climate of 8000 years ago, due to which they found out that the climate was perfect for vine cultivation and flourishing.
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