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What's in a name?

A little history of Amphorae: An amphora (plural: amphorae or amphora’s) is a type of vase, usually made of ceramic, with two handles and a long neck narrower than the body. These amphorae were Greek containers used in vast numbers to transport and store liquids (and select food products). Amphorae were carried to house-holds and metropolis over hillsides and through waterways throughout the ancient Mediterranean world, and later the Roman Empire. Amphorae were also used in the fermentation and aging of wine, often buried underground. Stoppers made of a perishable material were used to seal the contents; and because of the specific shape, amphorae could be stored in racks with round holes in them; much like today’s standard wine bottles.