In revisit of an earlier story the darker side of the world’s oldest winemaking facility has been revealed. Analysis of the pottery vats found at the site has revealed that children were sacrificed as part of the wine making process. The head excavator Dr Boris Gasparyan as suggested that rather than being a winery per se the site was in fact a location for the performance of fertility rights associated with agricultural activity.
Apparently the blood of children was added to pots of fermenting juice which will later utilised during fertility rituals. interestingly the vats have also provided evidence to suggest that the wine was drunk directly from them utilising straws, and that the wine itself which may still have been undergoing the process of fermenting and hence contained active CO2 gas making it a sparkling wine.