Roman Wine

  • News HeadlinesJars recovered from the ocean reveal the secrets of ancient Roman wine

    Jars recovered from the ocean reveal the secrets of ancient Roman wine

    (ORDO NEWS) — Local grapes and imported resin may have been the norm for vintners along the Italian coast during the Roman period, judging by jars found in the ocean near the harbor of San Felice Circeo. Three different wine jugs, or amphoras, have been found and analyzed, providing researchers with a useful insight into wine-making practices in this particular region during the 1st-2nd century BC, within the Late Greco-Italian…

  • News HeadlinesScientists have revealed the composition of ancient Roman wine

    Scientists have revealed the composition of ancient Roman wine

    (ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from Italy and France studied the composition and structure of the walls of three amphorae and found that the winemakers of ancient Rome used local grapes and their flowers, they also imported resin and spices from other regions of Europe, according to the journal PLoS One. Experts examined amphoras that were used to store red and white wines. “The characteristic form of grape pollen, as well…