Dating wine bottles
Then years passed and people started really hitting the ghost towns and mining camps and logging camps of the West.
Anyway, we started by digging some of the mining camps in Oregon and Arizona and then eventually gravitated towards digging in downtown Portland, the urban renewal stuff in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. And so we got in there and started finding really nice stuff. I never looked back, and have been collecting ever since.
He also explains the history and methods of early bottle production, and how diggers find bottles.
Based in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Lindsey can be reached through his website, Historic Glass Bottle Identification, which is a member of our Hall of Fame.
Because our forefathers couldn’t figure out a way to grow wine-making grapes in the colonies, they needed to find a good place to import from.
That place was the Madeira Islands off the coast of Portugal.
One of our most recent finds was Chai & Bar, a wine shop in the Tour & Taxis complex.
George Washington drank a pint of the stuff every night with his dinner and Ben Franklin wrote about it in his autobiography: “…
But rest assured that each piece will be packaged with care by us! Being dug, some are uncleaned, but will require only a bit of effort to make them sparkle.
Indeed, glass bottles themselves are a relatively recent innovation in the history of wine, dating back to the 18th century.
having a very ardent desire to see and observe the state of America a hundred years hence,” he said. This new discovery is now the oldest-known collection of the sweet, sherry-like wine in the United States.
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