Gordon’s Wine Bar. It’s one of the oldest wine bars in London and it has the interior to prove it. You’ll find yourself sitting in rustic old cellars with rickety old tables and chairs, with the warm glow of candles burning from old wine bottles. It’s a great place to go for an evening anyday of the week.
The world’s largest cork tree, Alentejo - Portugal. 230+ years old, producing corks since 1820. It was 5 years old when the first English settlers arrived in Australia, and 6 years old when the French Revolution began in 1789. 1789 bottles of wine sealed with cork in that same year were fairly recently discovered in a French cellar, and both the wines and corks in good condition. Every nine years producing 1T of bark, enough cork for 100,000 wine bottles, weights 102T.
Discovered in 1993 in a grove in the Andes Mountains of south-central Chile, scientists determined this giant alerce is 3,620 years old by counting growth rings of core samples. These Patagonian cypresses (Fitzroya cupressoides) can reach 150 feet tall, but gain only 1 mm in girth each year, & can take a thousand years to be full-grown. The Zoroastrian Sarv and the Llangernyw yew are thought to be older, but this alerce is the second oldest tree to have its exact age calculated. #myt