Codex wooden wine box


Codex wooden wine box.


Codex wooden wine box. A pickled pine box suitable for storing a bottle. With its antique look and wrought iron ornaments, it gives a unique style to the drink to be placed in it. Suitable for storing both burgundy and burgundy glass.

Internal dimensions of the Codex wooden wine box:

  • width 33.5 cm
  • height 8.2 cm
  • 7.5 cm deep

Wine box tradition:

Storing wine has always been a challenge for people. For centuries, noble drinks were transported and stored in barrels and ceramic pots. The first wooden ornament wine box was made by a French merchant named Gael Veljean in medieval France. Legend has it that he was passing through the market of one town to the fair of another town, when he saw a beautiful tree felled by a storm. The merchant liked the tree and took a branch with him to the nearby village. There, after many, many hours of work, he made his first wooden box, which was given the name fou’al, meaning ‘excellent’. This wine box was so beautiful that its fame went all over the country. There was a rumor that any liquid, when placed in the box, would immediately turn it into fine wine. For a while, the dealer tolerated everyone’s use of his box as he pleased, but after a while he became terribly tired of it. He grabbed himself and continued on to another country. Along the way, unfortunately, he was captured by bandits who thought the box was junk and used it as a firefighter. Gael Veljean’s masterpiece has thus become the prey of fire, but his legacy, to this day, resides there in every box.