quinta-feira, 13 de julho de 2017

It´s written on the bottle: Taylor's 325th anniversary Tawny Reserve

   A short and interesting piece of bottle "literature":

    The wine
    "To produce this exclusive limited edition blend, our winemakers have drawn on Taylor's extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports and selected individual component wines originally set aside for the company's 10, 20, 30 and 40 Year Old Tawnies.
    This opulent and seductive aged Tawny is fitting commemoration of Taylor's 325th anniversary and a tribute to the firm's expertise in ageing and blending the finest cask aged Ports."

    and about the bottle special design:
    "Antique sealed bottles.
    The enjoyment of wine is part of cultural history, as is the development of the glass bottle. The romans made a decisive contribution to bottle manufacture by developing the art of glass blowing. This led eventually to the appearance of mould-blown in around 1st century B.C..
    Later the practice emerged of attaching seals to bottles to identify their owners. Normally circular in shape, these seals bore the owners name, initials, crest or other personal symbol. From the 17th to the 19th century, landed gentry and other well-to-do families ordered personalized sealed bottles as a statement of wealth and status. Vintners and merchants also ordered bottles bearing their commercial symbols. At that time, bottles were used primarily to convey wine from the taverner's cask to the table and were used in the same way as a carafe or decanter would be today.
    This bottle is based on a unique 17th century sealed bottle, made at around the time of our foundation in 1692. It is the earliest example of an intact bottle bearing a merchant's mark, in this case the "4" and "XX" symbol still used as Taylor's trademark to this day.".


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