Armenia is considered a country of old traditions. Grape-growing and wine-making are not an exception and are one of the oldest traditions of the Armenian nation.
Archaeological evidence connected with the excavations in the hill of Karmir-Blur and ancient fortress Erebuni (8 – 7 B.C.) suggests the existence of irrigated vineyards.
Churchill, ever so fond of whisky and champagne, took to enjoying Armenian brandy.
“Kangu”, “voskehat”, “mskhali”, “garan dmak” and “rkatsiteli” – only these grape varieties may be used for making Armenian brandy.
Armenia is famous for its excellent wine and beer as well. According to archaeological excavations beer has been produced since Urartian times.
Armenia is rich in fruit. Peach, apple, strawberry, cherry, pear, grape and many other fruits grow in Armenia. Armenia is a country of apricot, the best proof of which is its Latin name Prunus Armeniaca. Apricot – the Queen of fruit and the best heartache cure grows in Armenia from immemorial times.
Many attempts have been made to grow the Armenian apricot abroad, but its incomparable taste nowhere proved to be the same as in Armenia.
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