Vita vinum est (Wine is Life)

Romans loved their wine, loved talking about it — and writing about it. An article for focuses on the history and sources for study of Roman wine.

The author writes:

"We know a whole lot about Roman wine because the Romans left volumes of written records, and because the Italian peninsula, primarily the ocean bottom just off the coast, is littered with amphorae (the jugs in which wine was stored and transported). The distribution of and the writings scratched into these jugs tell much of the wine trade."