As late as the mid-17th century, the French wine makers did not use corks. Instead, they used oil-soaked rags stuffed into the necks of bottles.
The wreck of the TITANIC holds the deepest wine cellar in the world and despite the depth and wreckage, the bottles are still intact.
The oldest known wine reference is from Roman Historian Pliny the Elder who rated 121 B.C. as a vintage “of the highest excellence.” The wine he was reviewing was 200 years old! Pliny the Elder wrote the history of the Roman Empire around 70 A.D.
Portugal produces about 52% of the world’s cork supply.
The word ‘Wine’ is mentioned 521 times in the Bible.