The earliest known traces of wine date back to Georgia and Persia, circa 5000 BC. From there, wine would make its way to the Balkans, then to Greece, Thrace and Rome.
Not only is wine a tasty drink, it's also good for you! Moderate drinkers of wine have lower risks of liver disease, type II diabetes, certain kinds of cancers, heart attack, and stroke. It also can reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good (HDL). Drinking wine includes other benefits as well. When paired with the right meal, it enhances the flavors of spices, fruits, and sauces. A glass of wine helps relax us. Learning about wine keeps our minds sharp, too. Since the fruits, regions, and the making of wine have such a complex story, those who delve into find themselves traveling to learn more.