The Oldest Bottle of Wine in the World is Made from Romanian Glass!
Let me tell you that the oldest bottle in the world is 1,680 years old!
Wine is something we appreciate better with time, what I mean is, the older the wine the more valuable and tasteful it is.
Wine lovers must be thrilled now because they found another aged bottle of wine that they can taste. The problem is, they could taste it, but considering that the bottle is 1,680 years old they might want to think twice!
Yes, the old the wine, the better but we are talking about a 350 AD bottle of wine that is the oldest in the world. And that title is not in vain because it was unearthed in 1867 and the drink might not ‘taste’ very good considering it dates back approx. 325 CE.
After it was found and excavated, the bottle was kept safely on display at Pflaz Historical Museum in Germany for over a century.
The bottle was discovered during an excavation within a 4th-century AD Roman nobleman’s tomb.
The tomb contained two sarcophagi, one holding the body of a man and one a woman. One source says the man was a Roman legionnaire and the wine was a provision for his celestial journey.
Several of its ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ were said to be buried in the sarcophagus of a noble Roman couple, only this particular bottle made it to the top in one piece.
The 1.5-liter bottle was crafted with Romanian glass, showcasing two miniature dolphin handles. Its content is formed from a mixture of olive oil and a residual amount of palatable wine.
Maybe because it was sealed with a chunk of wax, compared to the modern-day cork, helped in retaining the liquid inside the bottle for so long.
Currently scientists are debating whether to open or not the bottle.
The museum authorities opine that the wine once exposed to air, may not be able to sustain its shock, thus rendering it useless for all.
However, as per wine connoisseur Professor Monika Christmann, even though micro-biologically the spirit remains unspoiled, its contents will not pleasantly surprise anyone’s taste buds.
The museum’s curator, Ludger Tekampe, has stated he has seen no variation in the bottle in the last 25 years.
I find it pretty awesome, to be honest, because I think the bottle should remain unopened but I also want to know its content. You know what I mean?
What do you think? You think they should open the oldest bottle of wine in the world, or not? I’m curious about what you have to say! Make your opinion known in the comments below and let’s debate this! How expensive do you think it was?