Sunday, June 3, 2018

AH-L'YEE-AN-NEE-KOH This is an ancient grape whose origins are still buried in the recesses of antiquity. First cultivated in Greece, it was brought by Greek settlers to ancient Cumae in southern Italy around 800 BC. Its name is likely a corruption of the Latin term Vitis hellenica or “Greek vine.” Until the 15th century it was referred to as Ellenico - the local term for Greek. Aglianico: The World’s Oldest Cultivated Grape is Italy’s Unknown Wine Treasure| Huffington Post

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