For riders during the Golden Age of Cycling (1860-1905), the machine of choice was called the Velocipede. Invented by Nicephore Niepce, these early bicycles were made entirely of wood, then later with metal tires. As you can imagine, riding over old cobblestone streets on metal tires could be a thrilling if incredibly bumpy experience. Early bicycles rattled their riders so much that they came to be known as - BONESHAKERS. Fragrance and aromas of black cherry and leather arise Not heady but subtle, yet affording surprise At its balance of fruit and oak upon first taste With a finish structured and absent of haste. From the first cork pulled and first sip taken, Leaves vinous thirst slaked and bones thoroughly shaken.
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