Knowledge of the historical sources about wine in Lithuania goes to times of Duke Vytautas Magnus. Due to the geographical location and climatic conditions, Lithuania did not have conditions for vineyard cultivation, therefore the wine was imported. The origin of imports is related to the spread of Christianity, as wine is directly related to the ritual of the Catholic Church. About the 18th century Lithuanian peasants fermented conifer-bush berry, blueberry or cranberry wines according to their own recipes: drained off berry juice, boiled and fermented them alone or with a little bit of honey.

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