Eau de Vie 1929 Chateauneuf du Pape
Handwritten Label Attached to Bottle, Opaque bottle
Provenance: Private purchase, 7/1/1999
Not only has it been making people healthier, happier, and sweeter smelling for thousands of years, since its earliest history alcohol even has brought them closer to their gods. Since alcohol production requires only sugar and yeast for the fermentation process, it is easy to imagine early man stumbling upon naturally occurring alcohol while foraging for food. From there, a series of fortunate accidents and technological advances helped bring fermented and distilled beverages into cultural and economic prominence all over the world.