The craft beverage that crafted the world: Wine
Oldest Evidence of Wine Throughout Civilization
China 7K BC
Georgia 6K BC
(The country not state - think Western Asia meets Eastern Europe)
Iran 5K BC
Greece 4.5K BC
Sicily 4K BC
Of Wine Production...
Armenia 4.1K BC
Yet is was only in 1857 that Louis Pasteur discovers and proves yeast
as the organism/mechanism of fermentation....moral of the story:
making wine to drink is more appealing than making wine to sell
& you don't need to know how it happens to do it.