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As production of glass reaches modern standards, storage and transportation of wine was greatly improved

Early 17th century - As production of glass reaches modern standards, storage and transportation of wine was greatly improved

Wine was typically carried and stored in oak barrels up until the 17th century, which caused wine to age quickly and lose its flavor and quality. However, with improvements in glass production methods, glass has replaced other materials as the best option for storing and moving wine. During barrel and bottle aging, many wines get better. Such wines eventually reach their peak and start to deteriorate as they age further. Acidity lowers, additional clarity and stabilization take place as unwanted chemicals precipitate, and the various wine constituents produce complex compounds that alter flavor and aroma during the aging process.

Read More: https://thisdayinwinehistory.com/wineskin-before-the-invention-of-the-green-wine-bottle/

Book:

Wine: A Graphic History Tapa blanda – Ilustrado, 26 Mayo 2020 by Benoist Simmat and Daniel Casanave. Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Wine-Graphic-History-Benoist-Simmat/dp/191059380X

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