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The ancient history of Israeli grape pips and wine

From The Jerusalem Post (February 2024)

Ancient DNA analysis of winegrape seeds reveals genetic link between two modern varieties of red

Think of the hundreds of times you ate the fleshy part of a grape, separating the pips with your tongue before spitting them out. Did you ever stop to think what happened to those pips? Did any of them have a name, or maybe a history? A grape pip is something so small that it is difficult to pick one up with the thumb and forefinger. Well, two grape pips have recently become pretty famous in wine circles.



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