Ancient Wine Cellars A Look at the Wine Culture of Ancient Greece Wine has been an integral part of Greek culture for thousands of years, and the ancient Greeks were renowned for their expertise in producing and storing high-quality wines. Wine was used in many aspects of ancient Greek life, from religious ceremonies to social […]
Remember to take into account where you will locate it in your home, climate control it so humidity and temperature are adequate, if there’s a lot of light entering inside, find a different space or control lighting, never use a single paned glass door, a double paned glass door with exterior grade-insulation, if It’s a wood and glass door, make sure is properly sealed.
Try that most of your bottles are stored horizontally, for Angled Displays, try to keep them between 11º and 15º of slope, so the cork is humid, never use a carpet because due to humidity can produce mold and mildew, you would instead use a stone flooring, tiling, or any other type of material adequate for this.
Researchers found a Wine Cellar in an ancient city known as Tel Kabri, likely destroyed around 3,600 years ago, according to what researchers believe it was an earthquake the cause of its destruction, but amazingly, among the clutter and destruction, archeologists found 40 3-foot-tall pottery jugs, each of which would have held around 13 gallons of liquid, that said, that would be the largest size ancient Wine Cellar found, and demonstrates the passion people in those days had for wine.
Every culture in humankind has different characteristics that distinguish them from others, but passion for Wine seems to be a general taste everybody shares, in fact, believe it or not, even in the Bible there are references that Wine is delightful for those who work hard, and was considered a blessing for those doing good, and even as amazing as it might seem, it looks like even the ancient Israelites had Wine Cellars according to what this Bible text reads: