David Harris, Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon

The finished wines were served in a so-called “beer-jug” (similar to the earlier example shown here). Nothing could be further from the truth than the image of the Philistines as loutish, beer-guzzling thugs. Not only was their craftsmanship superb, but they drank wine: The “beer-jug” is really a wine decanter, with small perforations in the spout to strain out sediment.