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3,700 Year Old Vintage Wine Produced by the Caanites

When people talk of vintage wines they don’t often discuss vintage wine in the range of 3,700 years old. Of course the really good stuff is not available for everyone. Within an archeological dig of a Canaanite palace in Israel the expensive wine was kept separate from that discounted stuff for others. The ceramic jars appear to be left for special occasions. They did not find any wine review lists to go with them so researchers will need to investigate how sophisticated the wine making process was.  What they did find was that it was likely mixed up with honey, mint, cedar, juniper berries and cinnamon bark. They also found psychotropic properties within the wine.   The psychotropic properties made the drinkers hallucinate. It was often used for parties and religious purposes to gain visionary abilities.    The 40 jars would hold about 13 gallons a piece and seemed to be in smaller quantities than that found else ware.   No other details have been presented on the wine mak