Monday, September 19, 2005

Egyptian winemaking methods still very alive

An article dedicated to the subject of ancient Egyptian wine-making: "There is a wall painting of workers fanning amphoras in a sandbox. Evaporative cooling of the water in the moist sand would cause refrigeration of the wine, and cool fermentation enhances the fruity flavors in the wine. Thus, the Egyptians invented a refrigerator". The article finnishes up with a couple of wines that you might try if you want to know how Egyptian wines might have tasted.


Anonymous said...

I work for a wine and lifestyle magazine in Japan and have written a short article on winemaking in Ancient Egypt.
I am having a lot of trouble finding pictures of ancient Egyptian winemaking tomb murals to illustrate the article.
I have seen several pictures on websites but I do not know where I can find out about copyright details, etc.
Thank-you in advance for any help.

Andie said...

That's quite a topical subject at the moment. Re copyright and websites, if you let me have an email address, I'll reply properly. You can email me at