World’s oldest wine may still be drinkable after 1,650 years in filthy bottle

The world's oldest wine may still be drinkable, making for quite the palette change from the bottom row of supermarket shelves.

Made over 1,650 years ago, the bottle is a little worse for wear and covered in filth, but could still be in an acceptable enough quality to drink and enjoy.

Brewed somewhere between 325 and 359, experts believe the beverage was brewed in the 4th century and despite the scum and grime clearly surrounding the bottle, it could still be of acceptable taste.

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Whether anyone is bold enough to take a swig from a bottle that has seen better days is yet to be seen.

But the incredible find, one of just 16 bottles brewed all those centuries ago, was discovered during the excavation of a Roman tomb in Germany.

Since 1867, the unnamed and old bottle has been held onto, with a nobleman and noblewoman's tomb in Speyer, Germany dug up and excavated.

That strange and sickly-looking appearance does have some explanation to it, with wine back then made using olive oil to seal off air from the outside.

While it may look like the vomit induced from drinking too much wine, the liquid inside will still be drinkable, although without much of its alcohol content, LADBible reported.

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On display in the Pfalz Historical Museum for the past century, nobody has drank from the bottle, which is now filled with a non-alcoholic liquid.

Wine professor Monika Christmann said: "Micro-biologically it is probably not spoiled, but [as you can tell based on its appearance] it would not bring joy to the palate."

It is not likely anyone will even get to try the wine as the risk of opening the bottle and reducing the liquid inside of it is too great a risk, so it is back to bottles of White Zinfandel for those hoping to crack open this ancient bottle.

Still, according to professor Christmann, the taste of this relic would be horrific, and may not be worth the risk of opening it at all.

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