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November 23, 2013

Cuvée Tel Kabri

"Would you drink wine flavored with mint, honey and a dash of psychotropic resins? "

Archaeologists have unearthed what may be the oldest -- and largest -- ancient wine cellar in the Near East, containing forty jars, each of which would have held fifty liters of strong, sweet wine. The cellar was discovered in the ruined palace of a sprawling Canaanite city in northern Israel, called Tel Kabri. The site dates to about 1,700 B.C. and isn't far from many of Israel's modern-day wineries.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 23, 2013 09:47 AM