Malta center of new study on ancient wine

New research by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage in Malta may show that the island was a center of the wine trade in the 3rd-4th century BCE. The archaeologists are currently mapping wine production sites and will present their findings in Rome this fall.

“'We found shells in one which suggests that the wine used to be diluted with seawater, as classical texts say,' Mr Azzopardi said. The only mystery is what type of grape was used. 'We could find out. All we need is some money for more research, Mr Pace said."