Friday, April 28, 2017

Viking vineyards?

“New research suggests the Vikings indulged in a bit of viticulture.

“Studies of grape pips point to wine production in Denmark during the time of the Vikings.

“The Vikings liked alcohol, but while it is easy enough to grow crops and produce beer in the Danish climate, wine is a different challenge and was thought to have always been imported from southern parts of Europe to northern countries.”

Key words for historians always to consider: “… was thought to have always been …”

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