For many wine enthusiasts learning the history of wine becomes something that they are curious about so they take the time to learn where this excellent drink came from and how the process was discovered. Many are shocked to find that the earliest known wine was discovered over in the region of what is now Iran and the residue is believed to be about 4,000-6,000 years old.
It is baffling to think that science is capable of finding wine reside in earthen jars long abandoned and buried to proof that wine has been around that long. The earthen jars were essentially some of the earliest wine accessories and apparently stored the drink for families.
Of course how these early people discovered the process of wine making is still a mystery but many speculate it was by pure accident. Since wine is essentially a step in the spoilage of grapes it can only be assumed that at one time this process occurred and it was discovered that it actually tasted really good. Experts believed that wine was drank by priests and royalty while mere workers would consume beer instead. From these early forays into wine it developed rather quickly into a carefully cultivated and managed crop much like it is today.