EGYPT– Area- @Cairo
GEOGRAPHY– CONTINENT-Africa, COUNTRY-Egypt
TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, LATITUDE: 26.8° ‘N’
- **Refer to “TERROIR/ Geology & Soil” For Detailed Information On Soils
CLIMATE– “Continental“, With “Mediteranean“ Influence
- #54 In Grape Production, #55 In Wine Consumption In World
- Egyptians First to Develop “Stomping” or “Treading Floors” Used to Crush Grapes. These Consisting of a Long, Flat Floor Basin Where Men Stood Shoulder to Shoulder and Treaded Grapes For Hours On End. Ropes Attached to the Ceiling Where Used For Balance And “Leverage” When Workers Got Tired.
Canann– (Ancient Sack Press) Sack Would Hang From Wall or Ceiling and 1-3 Men
With the Use of Wooded Sticks, Leveraged and Torque the Sack to Squeeze
- YAYIN– Unadulterated Wine, Pure
- MULSUMN– Wine Mixed With Honey, Pepper, Saffron, Mint, Violets or Roses
- EGYPTIAN WINE– Mixed or Steeped With Coriander, Sage, Thyme, Mint, Spices
- Egyptians Get Credit For Inventing Labels. A Wines Vintage, Land, Producers, Grape Blend Were All Edged Into the Amphora.
- **Refer to “CONTAINERS/ Bottles” For Detailed Information On Wine Labels
HISTORY– Since Egyptian Times Wine Has Always Had a Aura of Luxury and Prestige. This Dates Back to When it Was the Beverage of Kings and Socialites. Wine Has Always Been Buried In Mass Quantities In the Tombs of Kings Where it Was Thought to Be Drunk and Enjoyed In the Afterlife.
- At the End of the Nile Where it Flows Into the Mediterranean Sea is Where the Most Fertile Land is. At the Time the Delta Valley and Delta River Nile Where Perfect For Growing All Kinds of Agriculture and Grapes. At the Time Egypt Was Known For it Wine. The Fertileness of the Delta Lead to Big, Juicy Grapes. At the Time These Grapes Where More Valuable Than the Smaller Hill-Side Grapes.
- A lot of What We Know Today is From Depiction’s On the Walls of Tombs Discovered Recently…Harvest, Wine Making Processes, Offering Proceedings.
- Information On Earth-Ware Jars…Year, Style, Area Grown, Wine Maker
ANCIENT EGYPT– 3500 BC.
- 3500 @Egypt– Egyptians, Phoenicians, Pharaohs Rise to Power, Make Wine.
- 1153 @Egypt– King Scorpion I, Was Buried With 100 Ceramic Jars of Wine.
- 3100 @Egypt– 1st. Wine Label, Stamped Into to Clay Vase.
- 3000 @Egypt– Wine Started to Be “Written About” In Writing.
- 3000 @Egypt– Wine Started to Be “Mass Produces”.
- 1345 @Egypt– Tutankhamen Buried With 26 Wines.
- 1153 @Egypt– King Rameses Tomb Was Buried With 20,000 Jars of Wine.
- Federalric Period Greco Roman Period
- –Thebes– Capital City of Egypt During Egyptian History Divided by 3 Time References Based on Chaos and Politics
- –Old Kingdom–
- –Middle Kingdom–
- –New Kingdoms– Egypt Expanded Borders by military Conquest. Most “Glorious” Period In Ancient Egyptian History. 1500 BC. to 1000 BC.
- WINE GODS– ~Osiris~ Ancient Egypt Wine God
- Wine Was Used For Festivals, Religious Offerings, Medicine- Asthma, Fever, Induce Child Labor.
- Just as Today Responsible Drinking was Good and Drunkenness Was Looked Down On.
- WINE PRESTIGE AND ENLIGHTENS
- Royalty, The Wealthy, Politicians, Aristocrats, Warriors, Have Always Had a Interest and Influence Over Wine and Wine Trade.
- These Groups Often Put On Events or Parties With Wine to Influence the Masses.
- As A Crop its Expensive to Get Land, Buy and Plants Vines and Wait For 3-5 Year.
- Generally Prestigious People Drank Wine and the Poorer Class Consumed Beer, Wine Was Used to Influence and Sedate the Masses.
- AGRICULTURE– Wheat, Olive and Wine Makes up the Mediterranean Trifecta of Products.
- Prisoners and Slave Often Were Labor For Agriculture.
- ARCHEOLOGY & WINE
- Dolia– Ship Designed to Carry Amphora For Trade.
- Discovering Ship Wrecks From Ancient Times Gives Us Insight to Wine Trade.Use the Matching of Amphora Style From Different Periods to Figure Out What the Year Was and Who Was Trading Wine With Who.
- Dolia– Ship Designed to Carry Amphora For Trade.
“Signs of Wine Were Everywhere, and Played a Central Role In Egyptian Mythology”
- Kings/ Royalty, Church and Military Controlled the Wine Trade and Profited From it
- Legislation, Regulation Against Adulteration of Wine
- Laws and Taxation
- Oceans and Rivers Play a Major Role In the Wine Trade
- Forces That Effected Wine Trade, Military, Settler/ Immigrants, Religion. Urbanism
- GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER: “To Understand the Wine World and Benefit From DtheV.com a Understanding of Egypt’s Geography is Needed and the Ability to Visualize Its Wine Regions Topography. Egypt is Organized In a North to South / East to West Orientation and Intended to Be Researched and Memorized as So.”
ALGERIA IS– @
- WHITE= Abadi
- -International- Chardonnay, Clairette, Ugni Blanc
- RED= Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Syrah
GEOGRAPHY– Northern Hemisphere, Africa(North)
TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~
CLIMATE– “Continental” With “Desert” Influence, Summers– Mild, Cool | Winters– Cold, Wet
- #30 In Grape Production, #40 In Wine Consumption In World
HISTORY– Former French Colony
ALGERIA WINE LAW
- GOVERNING BODY- Office National de Commercialisation des Produits Viti-Vinicoles
- LAWS GOVERNING- Geography
GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER~ “To Understand the Wine World and Benefit From DtheV.com a Understanding of Algeria’s Geography is Needed and the Ability to Visualize Its Wine Regions Topography. Algeria is Organized In a North to South / East to West Orientation and Intended to Be Researched and Memorized as So.”
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- BEDEAU AIN TEMOUCHEN-
- MASCARA SAIDA-
- MILIANA MEDEA-
- ALGER AUMALE-
- BOUGIE DJIJELLI-
- COLLO SONSTANTINE SETIF-
- PHILLIPPEVILLE BONE GUELMA-
**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources’ For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.