Posted 11 months ago
Vintage Mateus Rose Still Wine Bottles from the late 1950's or early 1960's. The brand was created in 1942 by the Sogrape family of Portugal and production began at the end of WWII. The smaller one is a 12 oz. bottle and is 6 1/4" tall. The larger one is marked 1 pt. 9 ozs and is 8" tall (not including cork) which is the original cork. The larger one has a U.S. Air Force Open Mess sticker adhered to the back. The sole distribution agent in the U.S. was Dreyfus, Ashby & Co. of New York and a lot of these bottles were used during the 60's and 70's to make table lamps and were also perfect for drip candles. The wine is still produced today however the bottle and label designs have been changed. Some trivia about this wine; Mateus Rose was amongst the brands stockpiled in the vaults of Saddam Hussein's palaces, it was mentioned in the lyrics of the 1973 Elton John song "Social Disease", and the bottle was shown on the cover photo of Graham Nash's 1973 album "Wild Tales"