The beginning of civilisation can be traced to the world's first city, Eridu. It emerged around 5,400 years BC as the capital of a small Sumerian city state on the edges of the Indus Basin.
It is from here that we find the first written evidence of the domestication of Vitis vinifera, the noble vine. Today, its varieties are some of the most widely known plant species on the planet.
Merlot, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon and...
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