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Wine fest

india Updated: Oct 22, 2010 01:30 IST

AFP
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At the ongoing wine fest in Armenia, the age-old tradition of dancing on baskets full of grapes to brew the wine juice is being held with great enthusiasm.



As a custom, girls dance while treading grapes with bare feet during a wine festival in the village of Areni, some 100 km of the capital Yerevan.



The winemaking in Armenia is almost as old as the country itself. According to Greek historians, high quality wines were exported from Armenia about two thousand years ago.