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BYOB: A History of Wine Transportation P4

Wine is precious. This statement has rung true for humanity since the beverages discovery. Wine played an integral role in ancient religions, rituals, trade and entertainment. For over 8,000 years, civilizations have been innovating new ways to produce, store and transport wine. Yes, the BYOB craze started long ago – at least as far back […] Read More »

BYOB: History of Wine Transportation Part 3

Almost as soon as humans discovered and developed wine, they started inventing ways to store and transport wine. Eventually, we created stainless steel wine drums, today’s favorite form of bulk wine storage and transport. But first we had the kvevri (for storage) and the amphora — the earliest known transport-friendly wine vessel. The Amphora The […] Read More »

BYOB: History of Wine Transportation P2

Before wine making stainless steel barrels, we found many ways to store and transport wine. For the second installment of our brief history of transporting wine, we present the oldest wine vessel archeologists have discovered: the kvevri. The Kvevri The Kvevri was invented in Georgia around 6,000 BC and, to be honest, was probably not […] Read More »