The history of wine is long and rich in human existence. Written records do not even begin to know the extent of our love affair with the beverage. The fermentation of alcohol is believed to have taken off sometime between 10,000 and 8,000 BC, following the shift from nomadic to Since people were staying in the same place, they began cultivating crops who eventually became the basis of wine production.

In addition to the bottles from the early ages, there is one variety that has a long history much older than anyone of us can recall. What is the oldest bottle of wine? Known as Römerwein, or the Speyer wine bottle, it is Sometime between 325 and 359 AD, this dates back to the 4th century. 1.5-liter glass vessel found during the excavation of a Roman nobleman’s tomb in Germany is from the 3rd century C.E. It is still unclear what this old wine smells or even tastes like, so if you are curious, keep reading. do not know what would happen to the liquid if it were exposed to air, so they have sealed it with a thick stopper of olive oil and wax. It is unlikely that there is any alcohol left inside this container at this point. In Germany, this incredible piece of history is on display at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer, where a single man will be allowed to handle the bottle since all others are too afraid.

By Peter