Wednesday May 27, 2020

Wine: A Port-al to the past

Wine is a living entity, and drinking it is the closest we can get to a taste of immortality, writes Tomás Clancy.

31st August, 2014
These three fake bottles of wine were used as evidence in the trial of wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan in New York's Federal Court last year. Picture: Getty

A few weeks ago, I got a bit of a surprise. A small wooden box bearing the date 1863.

It was the most surprising package to arrive at The Sunday Business Post wine enclosure for a decade – maybe ever.

Inside a small wooden box was a sealed glass test tube. In it was a message from the past – from 1863, to be exact. The message it contained was 10ml of Taylors, Single Harvest Port, 1863.

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