Chinese drunkards, 9000 years old


is a 3000 years old Chinese bottle, which had been found, still containing liquid wine (source: German magazine

Moreover, they found in Henan province remains of 9000 (!) yrs old bottles which also once contained an alcoholic liquid.

I never nag about Chinese 5000 yrs culture again. Convinced, once and for all. That’s why they called the rest of the world barbarians. When you sit in a chair with a good glass of wine (vintage 9000 b.Ch., Southern slope) and watch the others knocking each other on the head with sticks, you will develope this attitude.

Zum Wohl.

You do have a point!

Here’s a story about the find.

[quote]Chemical analyses of ancient organics absorbed, and preserved, in pottery jars from the Neolithic village of Jiahu, in Henan province, Northern China, have revealed that a mixed fermented beverage of rice, honey, and fruit was being produced as early as 9,000 years ago, approximately the same time that barley beer and grape wine were beginning to be made in the Middle East.

In addition, liquids more than 3,000 years old, remarkably preserved inside tightly lidded bronze vessels, were chemically analyzed. These vessels from the capital city of Anyang and an elite burial in the Yellow River Basin, dating to the Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties (ca. 1250-1000 B.C.), contained specialized rice and millet “wines.” The beverages had been flavored with herbs, flowers, and/or tree resins, and are similar to herbal wines described in the Shang dynasty oracle inscriptions…[/quote]
(emphasis added)

This discovery calls for a drink!