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An amphora is a ceramic vessel made from clay or terra cotta. Before the widespread use of wine barrels, the amphoras with two handles (ears) and a pointed bottom were often used for storage and transport of wine. Larger amphoras, buried in the flour of the wine cellar, were used for the fermentation of wine. Amphoras are now rarely used, although the increase in orange wine production is responsible for an increased demand for Qvevri (or Kvevri) amphoras.


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