Wine is a fermented beverage made from fruits—and not necessarily grapes. Wine is most definitely a blast from the past. The first written account of it is in the Bible, which tells us that Noah planted a vineyard and made wine. Before that, wine was probably discovered by accident due to grape spoilage. Researchers say that social wine drinking probably began around 6000 BCE. In some cultures beer was for the villagers and workers, but wine was reserved for royalty. The Romans are truly responsible for expanding the wine culture in the Old World, mainly due to the sheer size of the Roman Empire.