Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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North African country which makes small quantities of wine, about 43,000 hl/1.1 million gal a year from its 70,000 ha/173,000 acres of vineyard in 2011, which are mainly devoted to producing table grapes. The Ancient Egyptians provide us with some of the oldest depictions of winemaking techniques, however.