Email Updates & Site Feeds

All Entries
Tasting Notes Only
Follow via Twitter
For email updates please enter your email address:

Advert





latest on flickr

Photograph Showcase - © images by Andrew Barrow

Recent Posts

Categories

Latest Comments

on Apples and Vines - Hush Heath Vineyard (2) Tara wrote " Such a beautiful location isn't it? I love this wine, s... " [read more]

on Zampa Syrah 2008, Nashik Valley, India (2) Terry Lealan wrote " Have just tried the Zampa syrah and found it to be rath... " [read more]

on Viñas del Vero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado (1) Fabio (Vinos Ambiz) wrote " Tempranillo Day. A small group of producers and wine-lo... " [read more]

on Vilarnau Rosé Cava (5) Mezzo Soprano wrote " I stumbled onto some great wines at the Chapel Down Vin... " [read more]

on Vina Pomol, Rioja, Spain (2) George Wroblewski wrote " Vina Pomal is an excellent winery - went there last yea... " [read more]

wine_blogger_logo.jpg
a uk wine blog
Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

The World's Oldest Wine Barrel  Add/Read Comments



Related Posts:

Related:

Snooth Wine Search:



Share



One of the most recognisable names and also one of the oldest wine families in Alsace is Hugel. Under the winery, improbably positioned in the heart of Riquewihr (just how 'do' they get the grapes into the winery?) is this imposing beast of a barrel.

Hugel World's Oldest Wine Vat in continuous use


Certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest vat in constant use, it is still utilised to this day.


This is to certify that

Hugel et Fils, founded 1619

world's oldest vat in constant use

from 1715 - date

spanning 12 generations of the familybr>
February 1990.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Guinness Book of Records Certificate

One of the signatories is Norris McWhirter.

Add or Read Comments ADD A COMMENT (6)
Previous Post: Artisan & Vine : London's Best Wine Bar Next Post: A Selection of Wines from Domaine Paul Zinck, Alsace
This entry The World's Oldest Wine Barrel is under General



Comments

wow that's awesome. Glad to know about the world oldest wine barrel. Nice information. Nice blog to0.

That's so neat. What an interesting piece of history for them to have in hand, and not to mention, in use. Thanks for the photograph.

Thanks for posting this, is really interesting. The barrel, beside being the oldest ranks also among the most beautiful wine barrels.

Several of the older, nmore tradition-led, wineries have similar barrels. Many are at least a hndred years old and come complete with intircate carvings.

Being so old, of course, means that any wine stored in them does not receive any wood influence at all.

You see, wine leads to a longer life... Liking your pictures so far, by the way.

wow I am a wine maniac :)) in my little house me and my husband have wine-vault with all kinds of wine :)) I want to taste this wine it's gonna be a perfect one :))

Add a comment

Comments are moderated and will take awhile before appearing under the entry. Thanks for taking the time to comment...