In the cold climate of the northern countries
In the cold climate of our northern countries we have a long tradition of making drinks from fruit and berries, since grapes are not natural for us.
In Sweden wine has been made from fruit and berries since the 16th century. In the far north it was common that they made their own ”sun wine”, often out of blueberries. They simply filled a bottle with blueberries, water and a little sugar and let it stand in the sun, creating a natural fermentation process.
This tradition almost disappeared during the latter half of the 20th century.