On July 12, 1949, men doing excavation work for a building project in Cincinnati, Ohio unintentionally broke into some long-forgotten wine cellars.
There they discovered hundreds of bottles of wine, many of which were more than one hundred years in age.
A good number of the bottles bore labels that said, “invaluable for general debility, loss of appetite, prostration, and nursing mothers.” They added that it should be consumed “three times a day.”
The cellars were once part of the Longworth wine house, which old-time residents said had gone out of business more than 50 years prior. Later, a wholesale drug company occupied the site but had been torn down about 35 years before the rediscovery of the wine cellars.