“The earliest archaeological evidence indicating wine that might have been made from domesticated vines comes from a pottery jar, dated between 7400 and 7000 years ago, which was found at the Neolithic site of Hajji Firuz in the northern Zagros Mountains.”
Cambridge World History of Food, Kenneth F. Kiple & Conee R. Ornelas [Cambridge University Press:Cambridge] 2000, Volume One (p. 730)
Food in Antiquity: A Survey of the Diet of Early Peoples, Don Brothwell and Patricia Brothwell, expanded edition [Johns Hopkins University Press:Baltimore MD] 1998 (p. 167-169)
Oxford Companion to Wine, Jancis Robinson editor [Oxford University Press: Oxford] 2nd edition, 1999 (p. 505)
What’s the difference between “library wine” and a “wine library?”
A wine library can mean several things.
- One is a traditional [special] library devoted to the topic of wine. These generally collect books, magazines, media, and archival documents supporting the mission. St. Helena Public Library [CA] partners with the group below.
- A wine library can also mean a collection of old wines for the purpose of retaining notes on vintage, vinters, and other historic notes. The Napa Valley Wine Library Association is a prime example.
- The name in commercial/retail application can mean a store offering an extensive array of wine, typically over and above the standard liquor store. Example: Wine Library (NJ-based retail wine store) was trademarked in 1994.