A Shipwreck Full of Lost Wine

Plus, a documentary explores Thomas Jefferson’s love affair with wine

A Shipwreck Full of Lost Wine
Diving brothers Julian and Lincoln Barnwell examine a few of their finds recovered from the wreck of the HMS Gloucester. (University of East Anglia)
From the Oct 15, 2022, issue

On May 6, 1682, the English warship HMS Gloucester sank after hitting a shoal off the coast of Norfolk, England. While some survived—including the future King James II—many souls were lost, along with a stash of wine. 

Read about the recovered wine, plus a new documentary exploring Thomas Jefferson's wine passion. 

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