Wine Glassware and Bottles in History

Old Wine Bottle The invention of glass by the Roman Empire is one of the biggest changes in wine enjoyment ever seen. With glass serving and storage, the wine was not affected at all by the container. This finally allowed wine to age well for decades, and for drinkers to enjoy a brand new range of wine options.

General Glassware Information

General History of Wine Bottles
Wine Bottle Sizes

Ancient Cultures

Egypt and Mesopotamia - 5400BC to 323BC
Greece - 2000BC to 0BC
Slideshow of Early Glassware

Relatively Recent Times

Colonial America - 1700s
Georgian Red Wine Glass - 1780
Old Green Bottle Photo - 1700s

Buying and Using Glassware

Marking Wine Glasses


A History of Cork

All content on the WineIntro website is personally written by author and wine enthusiast Lisa Shea. WineIntro explores the delicious variety and beautiful history which makes up our world of wine! Lisa loves supporting local wineries and encouraging people to drink whatever they like. We all have different taste buds, and that makes our world wonderful. Always drink responsibly.