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Wine became commonplace in the ancient empires of Rome, Greece and Thrace

1st millennia BC - Wine became commonplace in the ancient empires of Rome, Greece and Thrace

The ancient empires of Rome, Greece, and Thrace all adopted wine as a staple. Because the water back then was of such high quality, people chose to drink wine at any time of day. Additionally, there are symbols of wine on the coins, demonstrating the significance of wine to the local economy. In the Homeric world, wine was the preferred libation. It was either prepared locally or imported, and it was always preferred to water as a mainstay of the daily diet. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that wine can be consumed at any time of the day, including in the morning, whether or not food is present.

Read More: https://thisdayinwinehistory.com/the-history-of-romania-wine-and-women/

Book:

Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture Tapa blanda – 22 Enero 2007 by Patrick E. McGovern  and Robert G. Mondavi. Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Wine-Search-Origins-Viniculture/dp/0691127840

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