Forget France, Italy and Spain – the grapes used to make top European wines may be from the west-Asian country of Georgia where vineyards have existed for 8,000 years, study suggests
- Study suggests that grapes used to make European wine is from Western Asian country of Georgia
- Italian scientists analysed 204 genomes of common grape vines in the study
- They found evidence to suggest that a single ‘domestication event’ occurred in Western Asia
The grapes used to make popular French, Italian and Spanish wines may not be from Europe but instead from the Western Asian country of Georgia, a study has suggested.
Italian scientists analysed 204 genomes of common grape vines in Georgia and…