[Herbalist] wine

Terri Spencer taracook at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 5 09:59:35 PST 2002

Interesting - I'd also read in several food sources (not vintning) that
wine was consumed young because it generally didn't keep well, and
there are many instructions for clearing or saving off wines.  What
bottle stoppers were used?  Has anyone recreated them and tested the

Just curious,


--- Gaylin Walli <iasmin at comcast.net> wrote:
> >Wine however was not quite the same as it is today
> >no corks so young and off -or so Ive been told
> >
> >any more info out there
> If you mean to say that cork was not used as a bottle stopper, then I
> believe your information is correct. If you mean that there were no
> bottle stoppers, then that is not correct. There were plenty of forms
> of bottle stoppers in period that were perfectly adequate. Wine was
> aged. It wasn't necessarily considered good for you depending on
> where you lived, your economic status, and the time period we're
> actually referring to, but it was aged.
> Iasmin

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