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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.

The release of the 2016 film, “Sour Grapes”, had so many of us both intrigued and terrified at the idea of investing in wine. While we know that certain iterations of history’s favorite bottled bliss hold the potential for an incredibly rewarding investment, it’s taking that first step and actually putting down some cash -- on a bottle that’s not just strictly for our own taste buds’ enjoyment -- that can be daunting, even for seasoned enthusiasts. This guide will serve as your first sip from the goblet, providing key insights to help you embark on your journey of collecting and investing in wine. Understanding the Vintage: Just like people