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Commandaria: The Oldest Wine in Production, Praised By Homer, and Richard the Lionheart’s "King of Wines”

March 14, 2019 - General
Commandaria wine was served at King Richard’s wedding in Cyprus. He proclaimed that it was “the wine of kings and the king of wines”.

The first evidence of wine making is from the Caucasus Mountains bordering Eastern Europe and Western Asia around 6000 BC. From there it spread throughout the ancient Near East to gradually become the celebrated alcoholic drink associated not just with sophistication but sacred rituals that it is today. 


Source: origins

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