To Open or Not to Open The 1,650-Year-Old Speyer Wine Bottle?
So, rephrasing William Shakespeare, we wonder: to open or not to open? It looks like this dilemma will continue “torturing” wine experts and scientists for many years to come.
Top Image: Detail of the 1650-year-old Speyer wine bottle. Source: Wines of Germany
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