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Wine and fermented juices have played a role in civilization for at least 7,000 years. Records by Egyptians give the first written account of grape wine, and date to around 2500 B.C. Egyptians employed much the same method for producing wines as are present today, including cultivating, fermenting, bottling, and storing wines. As with any refined skill that has weathered the years, the knowledge of wine-making has come and gone, its methods have evolved, and the final product has flourished.