A Short History of Wine
The time and place of wine’s discovery by mankind are
lost in the obscurity of perhaps a hundred centuries. It
may have happened in pre-historic Persia; or perhaps
on the slopes of Mt. Ararat, where, as the Old Testament
tells us, Noah landed, and under his covenant
from Yahweh was inspired to become a winegrower.
He enjoyed his wine, and as you know, his years on this
earth were nine hundred and fifty.
Physicians have been prescribing wine - as we know
from records in ancient Canaan and Cairo - for at least
5,000 years. And the immortals of healing, too, knew
the wisdom of wine in therapy including Imhotep of
Egypt and Apollo of Greece and Rome, Asclepius and
his daughters Hygieia and Panacea in whose names the
Oath of Hippocrates was sworn; not to mention such
wine wise immortals as Moses, Hippocrates, Aristotle,
Galen, Leonardo da Vinci, Fracastoro, Paracelsus,
Vesalius, Harvey, Jenner, Florence Nightingale,
Pasteur, Lister, Osler, and Randall Grahm.
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