Was Georgia the Cradle of Wine? Who Cares, Let’s Drink!

Time to wine. Right now, countries in the mountainous southwest corner of Asia are duking it out for a prize probably worth millions in tourist dollars: bragging rights as the birthplace of viticulture. Archaeological and paleobotanical evidence is mixed. Researchers have found 7,000-year-old pottery from Iran’s Zagros Mountains with residues of grape byproduct. They’ve also unearthed what seems to be a 6,000-year-old winery in Armenia. So far, however, the oldest evidence are remains of dom

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