The first part of this online experience is a historical journey through the art of wine at Pompeii. I will show you which wine gladiators liked to drink, the ones preferred by Julius Caesar, or the classic wine that can be found in the shops of ancient Rome or in Pompeii. I will tell you about wine in the Middle Ages and how it was used for magical and esoteric purposes. We will talk about the wine drunk during the wedding banquets in the Renaissance period. It’s not just history, we will have lots of fun!
We will then move on to prepare together 4 different types of spiced wine from different eras: Mulsum wine (Roman), Granum Paradisi (Roman), Hippocrasso or Hippocratic wine (Middle Ages), Elixir of Youth (Renaissance). We will follow and comment on ancient sources such as Columella, Apicius, or medieval anonymous.