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In Vino Veritas



In Vino Veritas

Luca Bernardini gives a lecture on the history of wine with tasting of a wine prepared using an original Roman recipe and of Ippocrasso, a famous wine-based drink that was much appreciated at the Renaissance courts.


Humanity discovers alcohol. From the Fertile Crescent to Ancient Egypt: beer or wine, what was the favourite drink?
The Bacchanal. The first civilization to leave a coherent account of its thoughts on alcohol. Wine omnipresent in Hellenic society.
The Romans — from a dry civilization to the biggest producer of wine in the ancient world.
Convivium: the astonishing Imperial Age banquets.
Wine, blood, salvation. The adoption of wine in Christian liturgy from the end of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Middle Ages.
The Barbarians. Food and drinks of the Germans and Romans.
Islam: the end of Mediterranean cultural uniformity.
The spice invasion. Wine at the end of the Middle Ages.
What is left of the ancient way of drinking wine?


Date: Da Wednesday, April 27, 2016 a Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time: At 7:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Mumbai

In collaboration with : Consolato Generale d'Italia

Entrance : Free


Consulate General of Italy