In ancient times and during antiquity, the advanced civilisations of the Near East and Central Asia such as Assyria, Babylonia and Mesopotamia were the most important founders of viticulture and wine culture. Asia is thus considered the cradle of wine culture. Vines are cultivated in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Yemen, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia (partly Europe), Sri Lanka, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey (partly Europe), Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Cyprus.
In the past, you needed a wealth of encyclopaedias and specialist literature to keep up to date in your vinophile professional life. Today, Wine lexicon from wein.plus is one of my best helpers and can rightly be called the "bible of wine knowledge".Prof. Dr. Walter Kutscher
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