Archaeology & History
World's oldest wine is 1,650 years old
By T.K. Randall
December 11, 2011 · 13 comments
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The ancient bottle was discovered in 1867 and has been kept at the Pfalz Historical Musuem.
Historians are swithering whether or not to open the bottle for further study, however concerns have been raised over what might happen if the ancient liquid inside was to be exposed to the air. "Micro-biologically it is probably not spoiled, but it would not bring joy to the palate," said wine expert Monika Christmann. Taking a swig of the 1650-year-old concoction is not recommended.
The wine, believed to have been produced locally, was buried with a Roman noble near the German city of Speyer in 350AD. It was discovered in 1867 and analysed by the Kaiser’s chemists during the First World War.
Source: Daily Mail
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