The oldest alcohol
• The oldest alcohol
Old things have always attracted people to him. They are able to create around himself some special mood, for which collectors are willing to pay a fabulous price. But when it comes to alcoholic beverages, has a solid age, and the interest rates and increase many times.
We offer a look at the virtual "wine cellar", where each jar, or amphora bottle more than one hundred years. Of course, most of these wines can no longer boast exquisite taste - time does not spare even his - but as an archaeological artifact, it is certainly interesting.
This jar, which was found in the area of Iran Haji Firuz Tepe, traces of wine were found, whose age is about 7000 years old.
A glass of wine amphora from the Roman sarcophagus IV century. One-third of the volume occupied by an amphora of olive oil, which protect wine from prokisaniya.
The German wine Bremen Rüdesheimer Apostelwein. Wine, dating back to the year 1653 is already completely unsuitable for use. But wine in 1727 is one of the oldest in the land of wines that can be drunk. The wine is stored in the basement of the town hall of Bremen. There are 12 large barrels, covered with intricate carvings, which contain the wine XVII and XVIII centuries. Each cask is named after one of the twelve apostles. The oldest wine refers to 1653, and it is occasionally deteriorated. Wine harvest in 1727 of Rüdesheim, located in a cask named Judah, still useful to use. In the XVIII century, this wine enjoyed the best reputation. It never sold, but only presenting a gift known statesmen and kings.
Once of the huge 3,000-liter drum decanting precious bottle of wine, refilled its best young ryudeskhaymskim wine. This allowed the old wine to eat sugar and juice of the young and to preserve their freshness. But today most of the volume, "Judah barrel" is exactly the ancient wine, since it gave extremely rarely and in small quantities.
Bottles of this unique wine, presented in the photograph, were performed in 50-ies of the last century.
Tokay (Hungary), dating back to the 1680th year. Drink it anymore.
Sherry Massandra Sherry de la Frontera in 1775 - one of the world's most expensive wines. The price of one bottle at auction in 2001 amounted to 43 500 US dollars.
The price of the bottle Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1787 is 156 000 dollars in 1985.
famous brand of champagne bottle "Veuve Clicquot" found among the cargo ship that sank in the XIX century the coast of the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea. Bottles were raised to a depth of 50 meters.
Rum Vieux Rhum Anglai 1830. Is the oldest rum today.
bottle of rye whiskey and a bottle of gin. Before whiskey bottled in 1863, its 50 years aged in oak barrels. Today it is a family heirloom of the US Ambassador in the UK.
A bottle of Armagnac 1865 from Gascony.
Whiskey 1870-80-ies of the US Army and Navy stores. Today it is one of the oldest surviving temples.
And finally, a few items that are not related to wine. A whole bottle of Coca-Cola, relating to 1902-1905 years.
In 1990, archaeologists found an ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti brewery times (c. 1351-1334 BC. E.) In fermentation vessels which remained wort, which allowed scientists to restore beer recipe three thousand years ago. In Scotland, the beer brewed on the prescription, calling it Tutankhamun Ale (El Tutankhamun). Beer is sold at $ 75 per bottle
Coca-Cola two decades ago. At that time, the famous soda preparing a completely different recipe, and was much tastier than the modern drink of the same name.