PHILADELPHIA -- What kind of wine did Jesus serve at the Last Supper?
Patrick McGovern, a specialist in ancient beverages at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, has a few ideas.
Rich, concentrated wines, flavored with spices and fruits, were common in the Jerusalem area 2,000 years ago, McGovern tells the ...Read more
Flavored wine isn't as old as the hills, but it's older than a lot of the trees.
Ancient winemakers were not averse to adding herbs and spices to their wines, or even honey or sea water. But somewhere along the way, winemakers decided that grapes were enough. Grape juice and yeast. Wooden barrels in some instances, too -- call wood the third ...Read more