The World’s Oldest Wine

When you see it, you’ll probably wonder what it really is, but despite what it looks like, it is thought to be the oldest wine in the world. Historians are questioning if they should or shouldn’t open the bottle. It is thought to be Roman wine. For over a century, it has been held in the Pfalz Historical Museum and it is 1,650 years old (boy, oh boy, that must have been some good wine storage). The bottle is sealed with wax and a bit of olive oil and it contains a white liquid. That’s what has kept the wine liquid for all this time. Historians believe that the wine was produced locally and buried with a Roman nobleman in 350 AD, near Speyer, a German city. In 1867, during the First World War, the Kaiser’s chemists discovered the old thing and analyzed it. Ludger Tekampe, who is the museum’s wine department curator, stated that, “We are not sure whether or not it could stand the shock to the air. It is still liquid.” He goes on to say that, “We are not sure whether or not it could stand the shock to the air.” Tekampe said that scientist believe that the wine should be subjected to further analysis. The wine is still liquid and we know you’ve been wondering on this question of the day: “Can you drink it?”…and the answer is…maybe. Monika Christmann, a wine professor, explains, “Micro-biologically it is probably not spoiled, but it would not bring joy to the palate.” In other words, it’s probably okay to drink, but it just won’t taste good at all. That’s okay, you’ve got your own wine and it can last that long with us, if you’re interested. We can offer you professional grade wine storage for your wine collection and we can also get advice about storing your wine at home. Give us a call to discuss the climate controlled and secure wine storage options we have available to keep your fine wines safely stored in our wine storage facility in New Jersey.



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