Weekly Wine Quiz: Pressing Matters

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As previously reported here, I was recently touring around the Greek island of Crete and so today we will test your knowledge on a bit of European and Cretan wine history…

Pressing Matters

The Greek island of Crete houses Europe’s oldest known throne room. It also is the home of some of the world’s most ancient wine presses, believed to be how many years old?

  • A. 1200
  • B. 3500
  • C. 4000
  • D. 4300

Cheers – and good luck!





  • The Hedonist


    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Hedonist!

  • masi3v


    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, masi3v!

  • 1WineDude

    Folks, here is your official Wine Quiz Answer:

    B. 3500

    According to winesofcrete.gr, Crete has known systemic cultivation of vines for winemaking for 4000 years, with its wine's praises having been sung by the likes of Homer. The currently oldest-known wine presses were discovered on Crete in the region of Vathipetro, dating back approximately 3500 years. Evidence found at Minoan Palaces on Crete, such as the remains at Knossos, also provide evidence of wine's role in daily life there.


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