Historians and wine experts are debating whether to open or not the OLDEST SEALED Wine Bottle in the World.
Thank you Marguille for sharing this info. Here are the facts about the Speyer Wine Bottle:
- It was found in 1867 in the grave of a Roman Nobleman in Germany
- It is placed in the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Germany.
- It was named after the city of Speyer
- The glass amphora has handles in the shape of dolphins and is sealed with wax.
- The contents of the bottle is about one-third olive oil which in the past was used as a preservative that prevented the wine from oxidizing.
- During the World War I, it was analyzed by a chemist but was never opened
- Many scientist had asked to examined it but none were granted permission.
- Contrary to popular belief that the older the wine the better it taste, this one is undrinkable.
Would you take a sip of this wine? Cheers!