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Video 5 - Brief history of Vitis vinefra - Quickly trace how this species from specific place on Earth became so worldwide - Global traveler extrodinair, continues as it is pushed further and further - All the table wine is from Vitis vinifera species – have multiple cultivares - Caucasus mountain region – black sea to Caspian sea – very high (20-21-22,000 feet) – forbidding – natural barrier – very tough - Formed southe Russia namely Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia - Georgia – is the place that Vitis came from (if not, then this region) - How do we know? - Grey areas – genetically DNA extremely close to all the wine across the planet (still wild wine) - Archeological evidence – it is from this place – how can prove? – we can find bunch of things in ancient record – pips (seeds) very resilient and fossilize you can grind up the pips and then genetically test them (maybe dinosaurs??) - Make comparisons with wild wines and normal wines nowadays - Chemical analysis – pot shards – crystalline residue (some yellow some red) x found a high levels of tartaric acids ( 5-6 thousands years old) only one fruit has this high levels of t acid - Egiptian tombs, thousands pots with liquids (grape juice spontaneously fermented in to wine) - Grey area – modern wild wine (very close to the old one), yellos – fossilized stuff found

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