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Sure enough 9000 years of wine starts at the beginning im not a big history fan but author phillips tells engaging tales of how people around the world well almost have been civilizing grapes in one way or another over many centuries. In 9000 years of wine rod phillips surveys this long story and places wine in the broad sweep of history he shows how it has been linked to big social cultural and economic swings how it has been caught up in wars and revolutions and how it has had an impact on the lives of men and women for millennia. Furthermore the history of chinese grape wine has been confirmed and proven to date back 9000 years 7000 bc including the earliest attested use of wild grapes in wine as well as earliest chemically confirmed alcoholic beverage in the world according to adjunct professor of anthropology patrick mcgovern the scientific director of the biomolecular archaeology project for cuisine . The worlds earliest non grape based wine is believe to be a fermented alcoholic beverage of rice honey and fruit found in china and dating to about 7000 bc related topics archaeology. 9000 years of wine a world history rod phillips title 9000 years of wine a world history sippkanclub created date 9 4 2020 92703 pm