The history of wine is actually anything but brief, with archaeologists having found evidence of its existence from about 7000BC.
The oldest winery that has been discovered to date is located in Armenia with its wine press, fermentation vats, jars and cups dating back from 4100BC.
Now I'm not going to go into the eras of wine making throughout the ages. Firstly I don't know that much and secondly you probably wouldn't read it anyways. Suffice it to say that man and wine have been friends for a long time.
In future brief history of wine articles I shall just give you quick overviews into the main areas of wine/ wine making and who knows these little titbits of information might come in handy for a pub quiz one day!