Ms. Hilary Cool scripsit:
> With reference to modern attempts to make wine following Roman techniques. I
> wonder if the experiments reported here are what you are thinking of?
> Tchernia, A. and Brun, J-P. 1999. Le Vin Romain Antique. Grenoble: Glénat.
I hadn't heard of *this* one before (I vaguely remember a similar
reconstruction made in Italy), but I thank you very much for providing
this indication. I will try to get hold of this volume.
> That reports on such an experiment and has tasting notes. Obviously though
> their vines were not propogated from Pompeian seeds (if by such you mean
> those recovered from eruption deposits). They, and all other seeds, pips etc,
> from such contexts would been too charred to germinate.
Probably you are right. Although there have been cases were very old
seeds have germinated. Perhaps with seeds from other archaeological
Mr. JDM scripsit:
> You can order Tchernia's reconstructions online. The vinter that made them
> is at _http://www.tourelles.com_ (http://www.tourelles.com) . Note especially
Thank you very much for pointing this link to me.