Bottle of Wine

Despite what it looks like, this is NOT an old bottle of Shop-Rite Cherry Soda! This bottle contains one of Francesco Lee’s last vintages of homemade wine. His family believes it was made around 1964. Lee typically reused soda and wine bottles for his homemade wine. According to John Lee, Francesco Lee’s grandson, it was up to his grandfather to determine when his homemade wine was ready for consumption. If the wine had turned to vinegar they used it for dressing salads; otherwise, it was consumed at daily meals and for special celebrations.
Object Name
bottle of wine
overall: 10 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
John Lee

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