Turkey: Where it all began

Turkey, the sixth-largest producer of grapes in the world, is now claiming its position as the ancient birthplace of cultivated vines and the art of winemaking itself.

5th February, 2005

Turkey, the sixth-largest producer of grapes in the world, is now claiming its position as the ancient birthplace of cultivated vines and the art of winemaking itself.

For most wine lovers, this is surprising news, because Turkey al so ha s a long Islamic tradition, adherence to which for bids the consumption of alcohol.

However, nothing could be further from the reality.

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