Wine by numbers: the finished product


See also parts one and two about viticulture, and part three about winemaking

The final part of this series of articles will look at the statistics concerning wine itself, the finished product. 

Wine – oldest bottle 

The oldest vintage currently in our database of nearly 135,000 tasting notes is a madeira from the 1780 vintage. That has nothing on what is reputedly the world's oldest bottle, however, which was discovered in a Roman tomb and supposedly dates from around 350 AD. But if we stick to what are verified bottles of wine then nothing is older than...