Fascinating wine cellars through the ages
Raise a glass to these super subterranean storage facilities
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The Romans first had the idea of storing wine underground. Medieval monks stacked their wines in catacombs under abbeys and monasteries across Europe. In time, custom-built wine cellars across the world were protecting wines from vibration, erratic fluctuating temperatures, and damaging UV light. Today, a wine cellar can be far more than a depository for fine wines and champagnes: they can host public gatherings and music concerts, and even provide a backdrop for Hollywood movies.
Click through and pour over the history of the wine cellar.
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LIFESTYLE Olympic games
TRAVEL United kingdom