French Wine Origins Uncovered

Stuart Fox
Issue: September 30, 2013

The roots of all of French wine culture may lie in a simple stone press, according to new scientific research. Uncovered in the Mediterranean town of Lattes, the roughly 2,400-year-old artifact was originally identified by archaeologists as an olive-oil press. But a new round of chemical and archaeological analyses now identifies the object as the earliest evidence of wine production in France. Wine Spectator's Stuart Fox reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 20, 2013.

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