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UCLA Scholars Discover Earliest-Known Winery

by eric — last modified January 11, 2011 04:29 PM

From the UCLA Newsroom:

UCLA Scholars Discover Earliest-Known Winery

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated PressReutersAgence-France PresseUSA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington PostTimeBBC News, Britain's TelegraphAOL NewsGawker, and Neatorama report today, and National Geographic reported Monday, that scholars from UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and colleagues excavating a cave complex in southern Armenia have unearthed a 6,100-year-old wine-making facility, complete with a fermentation vat, a wine press, storage jars, drinking vessels, and remnants of grape seeds and vines. Gregory Areshian, assistant director of the Cotsen Institute and co-director of the excavation, is quoted in the coverage.

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