Archives for January 2011

The Ultimate Wine Companion


Kevin Zraly is the best known wine educator in America, and with three million copies of his Windows on the World in print, probably the best selling wine writer of all time.

He recently published a new book, an anthology of wine writing called The Ultimate Wine Companion, which belongs on every wine lover’s bedside table.


Oldest Winery Found in Armenia


Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest known winery, secreted amid dozens of prehistoric graves in a cavern in Armenia, an international research team said Tuesday.

Outside a mountain village still known for its wine-making skill, archaeologists unearthed a large vat set in a platform for treading grapes, along with the well-preserved remains of crushed grapes, seeds and vine leaves, dating to about 6,100 years ago—a thousand years older than other comparable finds.