Since its appearance, we have drunk all kinds and colours of wine, but has it fundamentally changed over the course of its history?
In this interview with Sophie Brissaud, Pierre Guigui evoke’s wine’s long history, beginning with its Caucasian and Middle Eastern origins, and considering both archaeological and mythological data. He reveals that this highly prized drink has always had the same story, based around three categories: basic wines, intermediate wines and elite wines.
The evolution of wine has also been marked by the development of tools, transport containers and preservation techniques, factors that have continually changed its taste and people’s perceptions of it. These developments have also influenced trade, consumption patterns and wine’s accessibility to various social strata.