Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How to Keep Wine from Going Sour, 1649

Pieter Bruegel, Summer (1637)
"How to keep wine from sowring. Tie a piece of very salt Bacon on the inside of your barrell, so as it touch not the Wine, in so doing your Wine will never sowre." 
Francisco Dickinson, A Precious Treasury of Twenty Rare Secrets (1649)
Didn't finish the bottle at dinner? Just stuff some bacon in there. Your wine will stay fresh, plus it will have a nice porcine nose.

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