In ancient times, when people began to move to a sedentary life, under its own weight of grape bunches separated juice and strayed into the warmth. Something like this was born the first wine over 7,000 years ago. Since then, much has flowed water, and the evolution of winemaking has moved far ahead. Wine is a living product, "the technology of winemaking dictated throughout time conditions and capabilities of its storage. Tanks for wine must remain its valuable properties, were easy to transport and trade.
Since the beginning of winemaking and to this day, for this task were different solutions. First it was an amphora, which seals the clay or resin tubes, pitchers, skins, etc. From Egypt in about the 11 thousand bc, the culture of wine came to Crete and other Aegean islands, and then spread to mainland Greece. Ancient technology of production and storage of guilt significantly different from today. The Romans adopted many of the winemaking tradition of the Greeks, but there are new technologies.
Have been improved methods of fermentation and aging wines in clay amphorae. Having conquered Europe, the Romans brought the culture of wine conquered peoples: the Gauls (now French), Germans, Iberians (Spaniards), England. It is believed that it was the Romans with the Gauls have created a wooden barrel to facilitate trade and transport wine over long distances. During the Middle Ages with the advent of special wooden barrels for aging wine, wine production technology is similar to the modern. At the same time at the tables began to appear and glass bottles.