"Ikalto Akademy, buried wine amphoras" Iqalt'o Things to Do Tip by JLBG
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If wine was produced, they needed to store it. Huge amphoras (500 to 1000 liters) were buried to the neck. Wine was poured to fill them completely and a stone cover was adjusted in order to be airproof and sealed. Wine could be kept several years and aged as it does now in wooden barrels. The photos show amphoras whose cover had been removed. They were found empty but remains of wine have been identified at the bottom. Moreover, the practice of buried wine is still in use in some parts of Georgia : an amphora is buried on the occasion of the birth of a boy and opened to celebrate his marriage.
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