The Domestication of Vines Has a Surprising New Story | Agriculture

The history of wine begins with the grape – so far it’s simple. But until we get to the wine, there are a series of questions about the path taken by the grapes, or rather, the vines that give rise to them. Until now, the idea is that these vines, in order to move from the wild state to cultivation by humans, would have been domesticated in the region of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia (in the Caucasus, Eastern Europe). The plot is more complex than that. In addition to the Caucasus region, after all there is another domestication center in the area of ​​Iraq, Jordan or Syria (in Southeast Asia).

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