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Chapter 7

Maturation and Ageing

The ancients, notably the Romans, stored and transported their wine in large, stoppered earthenware vessels called amphorae, while other early cultures made use of inverted animal skins to achieve the same aims. The invention of glass bottles in the early 17th century permitted wine to be stored and...
Print publication date: 23 May 2007
Copyright year: 2007
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-266-1
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-766-7