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This Week’s Wine Wisdom

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Zinfandel first appeared in the United States in the 1820s when Long Island nursery owner George Gibbs imported several grape vines from the Imperial collection in Vienna. One of the vines was Zinfandel. (The current thinking is that Zinfandel originated in Croatia where it is called Plavac Mali.) In the 1850s, Zinfandel made its way to California.

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TutankhamunIt is said that the first evidence of white wine in ancient Egypt is from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Wine has been considered to be mainly red in ancient Egypt linked with the blood of Osiris, the God of resurrection. No text that refers to white wines from the Dynastic Period (3150-332 BC) exists. The first white wine from ancient Egypt was made near Alexandria during the third century AD. To investigate the presence of white wine in ancient Egypt, dry residue samples from King Tutankhamun’s amphorae were studied. This investigation into the existence of white wines in Tutankhamun’s tomb shed new light on the symbolism of white wine in ancient Egypt.

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This Week’s Wine Wisdom

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TutankhamunIt is said that the first evidence of white wine in ancient Egypt is from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Wine has been considered to be mainly red in ancient Egypt linked with the blood of Osiris, the God of resurrection. No text that refers to white wines from the Dynastic Period (3150-332 BC) exists. The first white wine from ancient Egypt was made near Alexandria during the third century AD. To investigate the presence of white wine in ancient Egypt, dry residue samples from King Tutankhamun’s amphorae were studied. This investigation into the existence of white wines in Tutankhamun’s tomb shed new light on the symbolism of white wine in ancient Egypt.

Reference: http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=17816727