Ancient vines find new life in the Roman forum

Aug 19, 2021 283

BY: Paula Reynolds

Rome, the beloved Eternal City, has contributed much to the modern world. Think about it: architectural innovation, models of governing, roadways, the Julian calendar, amazing art, cement…the list goes on and on. But perhaps most enduring (and possibly most appreciated) is ancient Rome’s contribution to the art of wine making.

Rome’s love affair with wine has deep roots. Intertwined like the tendrils of a grape vine, Roman culture has been inseparable from wine from at least the days of the Empire, if not before. Can you imagine nibbling a fork full of piping hot pasta alla gricia while gazing at the Colosseum…without a glass of wine in hand? Of course not.

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