Different containers Glass for liquids, in ancient Egypt, as early as 1500 bc. Produced in Chr. But only through the invention of the glassmaker pipe (and thus glass blowing) in the 2nd century BC. By the Phoenicians in the area of Syria From the beginning of our era, the Romans were also able to produce glass bottles to a greater extent. The oldest wine bottle the world is exhibited in a museum in Speyer. It was found in a Roman tomb and dates from the 4th century AD. However, until the 17th century, due to the fragility of the glass, mainly vessels made of clay or stoneware and wooden barrels were used for transport and storage. Wine was also not in small then containers but almost exclusively in large containers (mainly wooden barrels ).