Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The world's oldest wine

It dates from the Roman Empire:
The Speyer wine bottle (or "Römerwein") is a sealed vessel, presumed to contain liquid wine, and so named because it was unearthed from a Roman tomb found near Speyer, Germany. It is considered the world's oldest known bottle of wine.
It's still full of liquid:

You can see the high quality of the glass bottle.  Roman glass was highly prized by other civilizations and was widely exported as a luxury good.  Roman glass is found regularly in China.

But it's cool to see the actual liquid wine from ca. 325 AD.


LSP said...

Remarkable. Thanks for that.

LindaG said...

Being so old, is it now the oldest bottle of vinegar?
We will never know...

Antibubba said...

Wine scientists the world over must be dying to analyze a sample.