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  From the ancient Egyptians crushing grapes in stone vats to the modern marvels of temperature-controlled fermentation tanks, technology has always played a crucial role in shaping the art of winemaking. Let's raise a glass to some of the key innovations that have transformed this age-old practice!   Ancient Foundations Fermentation Vessels - Early winemakers relied on amphorae, clay jars, and even animal skins for fermentation. These vessels, though simple, laid the groundwork for later advancements. Some examples of different ancient fermentation vessels: [caption id="attachment_18292" align="aligncenter" width="823"] Ancient Qvevri used for making wine[/caption] Qvevri: These large, egg-shaped clay vessels are some of the oldest vessels that are still being used today for fermenting and aging wine.