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Next amphorae and barrels of the antiquity Containers used for storing and transporting wine until the late Middle Ages. They were made from goat, cow or pork hide (stripped animal skin with hair or fur). The picture on the left shows a Silenus (figure from Greek mythology, similar to one satyrs ) with a wine tube from 340 to 320 BC. BC (under his right forearm). The Indian Bible in the Gospel of Matthew (9.16 to 9.17) known Jesus saying "of new wine in old bottles" refers to the leather containers of this type. In ancient Rome these were called Culleus designated. In some southern countries, such containers are mainly for simple or rustic Wines still in use; in Spain they will Cuero called. In the picture on the right, a wine tube made of goat skin from the present day based on a historical model.

Wine tube - Silenus (statue) from Greek mythology with wine tube 340-320 BC Chr. And wine hose made of goat leather from the present day based on historical models

From the 1990s, so-called Bag-in-Boxes come into fashion as a wine container. In these, there are elastic plastic bags inside an excess container (carton). See also under wine vessels,

Left picture: Unknown, public domain, link
Right: By Bertrand Devouard or Florence Devouard - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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