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Ancient wines tasted a lot like modern ones

The Economist - 11 hours ago

Classic grapevines have a long, continuous history

Ancient DNA Study Reveals Deep Roots of Modern Grapevines

Discover Magazine - Mon 10 Jun 19

New research into the genetic backstory of ancient French grapevines reveals that some varieties cultivated today haven't changed for centuries. (Credit: Victor Grigas/Wikimedia Commons) Consider ...

Grape expectations: DNA reveals history of vintage wine

BBC News - Mon 10 Jun 19

The French were probably sipping wines we drink today 900 years ago, according to DNA from old grapes.

Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making

Phys.org - Mon 10 Jun 19

A grape variety still used in wine production in France today can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant, scientists have discovered.

Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making, Eurekalert - Mon 10 Jun 19

We Drink Basically The Same Wine As Ancient Romans — And That’s Not So Great

KQED Science - Mon 10 Jun 19

More Wine Stories With wine, older usually means better. Vintage, our word for “classily aged,” comes from the winemaking process. Wines from decades ago fetch far higher prices ...

Savagnin blanc grapes have been used in wine production for at least 900 years

Daily Mail - Mon 10 Jun 19

One seed (pictured) excavated from a medieval site in Orléans in France was genetically identical to a modern regional French white wine Savagnin Blanc - not to be confused with Sauvignon Blanc.

A grape variety used to produce wine today can be traced back 900 years to an ancestral plant

ZME Science - Mon 10 Jun 19

Who doesn't love a glass of wine?

Researchers Have Found A Wine Grape Once So Prized No One Genetically Modified It For 900 Years

Science 2.0 - Mon 10 Jun 19

Researchers set out to find a wine grape so popular no one wanted to change it. And they did, thanks to a genetic database of modern grapevines and 28 archaeological seeds from French sites ...

Ancient Roman grape seeds reveal genetic origins of French winemaking

UPI - Mon 10 Jun 19

Scientists have traced the genetic origins of a popular grape variety, still used in French wines today, back 900 years to a single ancestral plant.