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Statue of a satyr including a torch and a wineskin from 3rd–2nd century B.C
During the Tang dynasty (618–907), China started to import grape wine from Central Asia. Tang tricolor figurine of a Sogdian wine merchant holding a wineskin.

A wineskin is an ancient container made of animal skin, usually a goat, used to transport liquids such as water, olive oil, milk, wine, butter or even cheese.


Its first mentions with wine comes from Ancient Greece, where, in the parties called bacchanalia , dedicated to the god Bacchus by the vintage of this drink, was offered the sacrifice of the goat , with which it would be made the wineskin that would conserve the wine.[1]

New Wine into Old Wineskins is a parable of Jesus. It is found at Matthew 9:14-17, Mark 2:18-22 and Luke 5:33-39..[2]

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  1. ^ "What Are Wineskins?". Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ Joel B. Green, The Gospel of Luke, Eerdmans, 1997, ISBN 0-8028-2315-7, pp. 248-250.