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9000 Years Old Oriental Wine Found
The Epoch Times ^ | August 30, 2005 | David James

Posted on 09/03/2005 9:02:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

An international team of researchers have discovered after chemical analyses, that organics absorbed and preserved in pottery jars from the Neolithic village of Jiahu, in Henan province, Central China contained a beverage of rice, honey, and fruit made as early as 9,000 years ago... According to Dr. McGovern, the analysis of these liquids point to their being fermented and filtered rice or millet wines – known as “jiu” or “chang” according to Shang Dynasty oracle inscriptions.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: agriculture; godsgravesglyphs; grapes; history; millet; oenology; wine; winemaking; zymurgy
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1 posted on 09/03/2005 9:02:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 09/03/2005 9:02:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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But has it turned?

3 posted on 09/03/2005 9:16:30 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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I believe that grapes were the first human cultivated plant and vineyards/wineries were the first impetus leading towards permanently settled civilizations. The astrological geometry which provided the basis for the earliest stone cities and the invention of the solar/lunar calender were direct results of grape cultivation. Irrigation, fortification, and pottery were all inventions of necessity for maintaining the vineyard. Ceremonial priests praying for the magical yeast to do their work was probably the origin of organized religion and hierarchy. The making and transporting of wine led to the origin of developed trade. Jared Diamond's fertile crescent grain cultivation and animal domestication were most likely a later invention of necessity that used variations of the same techniques to feed the growing communities that developed based on the wine trade.
4 posted on 09/03/2005 10:56:53 AM PDT by shuckmaster
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5 posted on 09/03/2005 1:08:34 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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Check the cork!

6 posted on 09/03/2005 1:09:48 PM PDT by Young Werther
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I think I'll go get some TBC at Trader Joe's. That stuff sounds like it's past its prime.

7 posted on 09/03/2005 1:11:13 PM PDT by stboz
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If it were a 1st growth Bordeaux it would still need a few more years.
8 posted on 09/03/2005 1:18:27 PM PDT by Sthitch
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To: SunkenCiv

Very interesting. Thanks for the ping.

I'm enjoying my homemade Dandelion Wine as I type. 2005 was a superb year for Dandelions in my (untreated) lawn. :)

9 posted on 09/03/2005 2:11:47 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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I just want to put in my vote for honey as probably the 1st wine, and rice wine, (mentioned in the article) is probably a close 2nd or 3rd.. (with grapes)

Honey, much like grapes can ferment naturally making it an excellent candidate for "one" of the earliest forms of alcoholic beverage..

10 posted on 09/03/2005 7:07:32 PM PDT by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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Lol....I'll have to try and figure out how to make dandelion wine, as I have them in abundance!

Any hints?

11 posted on 09/03/2005 7:08:29 PM PDT by TheLion
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Eat the greens; it's easier. Better tasting, too, that that is just one person's assessment of one batch by one maker.

12 posted on 09/04/2005 12:32:54 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Marching Morons are coming...and they're breeding more Democrats beyond all reason!)
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I've had "Chang" in Nepal, which is rice beer, with the rice left in it. It is a gloppy frizzante tart mess.

But getting buzzed on the side of Bodnath Stupa in a fall sunbeam can't be beat.

13 posted on 09/05/2005 7:39:58 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("Avoid novelties, for every novelty is an innovation, and every innovation is an error. " - Mohammed)
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