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Georgian oldest wine enters Guinness book of world records

Chemical evidence of wine, dating back to 6000–5800 BC, was obtained from residues of ancient pottery excavated in the archeological sites in Georgia, Guinness World Records. The information explains that the residues were identified as wine since they contained tartaric acid, which only occurs in large amoun. It further notes that the wine residues were recovered from large-capacity jars, which were probably used for fermentation, ageing and storage while prior to this discovery, the oldest chemically identified wine from Hajji Firuz Tepe (Iran) dated back to about 5400–5000 BC.ts in the Eurasian grape (Vitis vinifera) in the Middle East and the wine made from it.