Much of the wine pouring into ancient Egypt was exported from ancient Canaan and made in Israel. however, it was so bad and oxidized that it was regularly sweetened and seasoned with different additives like juniper berries or peppers. mostly commonly added was honey – hence the term ‘honeyed wine’. The result of this was … More Ancient Wine – was it worth drinking?
It has become a natural reaction in most cultures to ‘toast’ with others when there are drinks involved. Have you ever wondered why we do this? Traditionally the reason to ‘toast’ before drinking signifies a wish of good health and appreciation of great company. Historically the poisoning of a rivals wine was a preferred … More Cheers! – to why we ‘Toast’.
Have you ever heard of the festival, The Bacchanalia? A Roman Festival in honor of the Greek god Dionysus (god of the vine) but better known as his Roman name, Bacchus (god of wine). The festival was held on March 16th and 17th beginning around 200 BC. By the year 186 BC the festival was … More God of Wine – Dionysus / Bacchus