There is such a thing as too old wine

Did you know…that the oldest bottle of wine in the world is almost 1700 years old ?

The Speyer 1700 year old bottle

The Speyer 1700 year old bottle

A bottle found in 1867 in a Roman tomb near the city of Speyer in Germany was scientifically dated to 325 AD. It’s now on display in a museum in that city. According to scientists, the content of the bottle is still liquid. The bottle was sealed with olive oil to isolate the wine and wax to close the bottle. However they are concerned that it could not stand the shock of contact with the air and that “it would probably not bring joy to the palate”.

A reminder to drink your wines before they age beyond the point of enjoyment. I’ve seen that happen, it’s terribly sad.

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