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The worlds of wine

The Permanent exhibition

Over the millennia, following human displacement and in a variety of climates, vines have established themselves, grape varieties have spread and wines have been traded across the world.

Wine is a commodity like no other. It is an object of desire, bringing with it dreams and fantasies, a dynamic of world conquest, adventure and passion.

It has crossed land and sea, accompanying both religious rites and the thirsts of conquerors and settlers who brought with them a little piece of home, a part of their culture.

And vines followed wines everywhere on their travels, far from their birthplace in the Caucasus: anywhere humans were willing or mad enough to plant them, from the most welcoming of hillsides to the most hostile of locations.

Explore winemaking landscapes famous for their heritage and cultural significance. Discover how climates affect vine cultivation, and go back in time to follow the spread of vines and grape varieties with conquests throughout the ages.

And vines followed wines everywhere on their travels, far from their birthplace in the Caucasus: anywhere humans were willing or mad enough to plant them, from the most welcoming of hillsides to the most hostile of locations. 

 

* THE WINE CULTURE ANSWER FOR THE DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

The closest wine-growing region to Lapland is Gvarv, in Norway, at more than 59° latitude north. Local wine is just a short, environmentally-friendly sleigh ride away for Santa Claus.

 

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