Wine Grapes
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The first traces of wine production date back some 9,000 years to parts of the Middle East. Georgia is known for making some of the earliest wines by burying Kvevris, giant earthenware pots, filling them with grapes and allowing the fruit to ferment.

Over the millenia, the production of wine has evolved and the market is now worth over $200 billion.

In this episode of the Science Behind Your Salad, Jane Craigie visits the Pfalz region of Germany, famous for its incredible Rieslings, and discovers the sensual way that moths are discouraged from destroying the grape crops.

Rod Phillips – Wine writer and historian:

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