- This 2000 b.C. ceramic jug came to light during archaeological digs in the necropolis of Pyrgos (a town on the northen coast of Cyprus)
At the rear base of the two spouts there is a woman with her feet in a vessel that opens undeneath to allow some juice to flow into a small basin below.
Dr. Pavlos Flourentzos has identified it as one of the earliest extant visual represantations of grape- stomping and thus wine making.
- Two interesting studies:
Grape-pressings from northern Greece: the earliest wine in the Aegean? by S.M. Valamoti, M. Mangafa, Ch. Koukouli-Chrysanthaki and D. Malamidou. Houses burnt down at the Neolithic site of Dikili Tash in northern Greece preserved the remains of wild grapes and figs. The charred shapes showed that there was a pile of grape pips with skins – clear evidence for the extraction of juice. The authors argue that the juice was probably used to make wine – towards the end of the fifth millennium BC the earliest so far from the Aegean.