The 4,000 BCE Pinots Where Quite Good, I Hear

Find evidence of wine storage from 4,000 BCE, and what do the newspapers report?

Was This Noah’s Winery?

Robert Mondavi may have been one of the best-known vineyard operators in recent years, but Noah was the first. This is often overlooked in the shadow of Noah’s deluge-defying ark accomplishment, but the Bible states very clearly in Genesis 9 that, after the ark ran aground in the mountains of Ararat, “Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant a vineyard” (Genesis 9:20), the wine from which unfortunately led to another of Noah’s more famous stories—of drunken exposure.

While drunken exposure can be fun, evidence of the biblical Noah is not what was found. They found evidence of grapes. Or pomegranates. It looks like Biblical Archaeology Review is living up to the high standards of the Weekly World News.

More details from a much sharper mind can be found here.

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