World’s Oldest Wine Bottle Remains Sealed Since the 4th Century



The world’s oldest wine bottle is probably older than you think. It’s at least 1,650 years old!

Wine has a long and rich history in human existence that predates even written records. But suffice to say that our love affair with the beverage is ancient. One theory postulates that the fermentation of alcohol took off sometime between 10,000 to 8,000 BC. Because people were staying in one place, they began raising crops that eventually lead to the production of wine.

If you’re wondering what wine this old smells or even tastes like, experts still do not know. They are uncertain what would happen to the liquid if it were exposed to air, so it has stayed sealed with a thick stopper of wax and olive oil. At this point, whatever alcohol was in there is probably long gone.

This incredible piece of history is now on display at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer, Germany, where only one man will handle the bottle because everyone else is “just too afraid.”

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