Earliest French winemaking dates to 400 B.C., evidence shows

06/3/2013 | LiveScience.com

Research and analysis of an ancient limestone wine press and storage jars reveals the earliest evidence of winemaking in France, dating to 425 to 400 B.C. The press and storage jars, called amphoras, were discovered in modern-day Lattes, at the site of the ancient coastal town of Lattara, and the research suggests that residents began by importing wine before cultivating it in the region with imported vines from Etruria, in modern-day Italy.

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