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BYOB: A History of Wine Transportation P5

Before the convenience and control of today’s stainless steel wine barrels, ancient civilizations found other ways to store and transport their precious wine. By the middle ages, wooden barrels were the standard method of bulk wine transport. Tuns, as they were called, held 950 liters of wine and were pretty unwieldy for land transportation. But […] Read More »

BYOB: An 8,000 Year History of Wine Transportation

Wine has been around for a while. In ancient times when clean water was scarce, wine kept humans alive…and probably perpetually buzzed. Wine was the drink of the gods. Wine was an integral part of numerous rituals and religious services. And, for as long as humans have been drinking wine, we’ve been trying to travel […] Read More »