A wine cellar dating back about 3,700 years has been found in an archaeological site in northern Israel. Researchers used organic residue analysis on the 40 jars to determine that the wine had been sweetened with honey and infused with juniper berries, mint, cinnamon and myrtle. "Some of it was red and some of it was white, and with these additives, I imagine it would have a bit of a cough syrup taste," said University of Haifa's Assaf Yasur-Landau, who was among those who found the cellar.

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