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Heritage 2019, 2(1), 331-338; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010022

Roman Wine in Barbaricum. Preliminary Studies on Ancient Wine Recreation

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Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences, Institute of Archaeology, University of Wroclaw, Szewska 48, 50-139 Wrocław, Poland
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Division of Bioprocess and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Norwida 4/6, 50-373 Wrocław, Poland
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Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 20 January 2019 / Accepted: 22 January 2019 / Published: 24 January 2019
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Abstract

Ancient Roman wine is found outside of the borders of the Roman world as a result of the Roman influence, trade and political relations. In our project, we decided to extensively research and recreate the ancient method of wine making in order to understand ancient viticulture and viniculture as it could have been if implemented outside of the borders. The objective was to recreate roman wine using ancient methods based on ancient texts (such as Columella, Pliny the Elder, Cicero, Cato the Elder, Galenus and Mago). The wine was made using modern grapes grown on lands considered by the Romans as barbaric (i.e., outside the Roman Limes), in modern Poland. The aim of the project—except for the wine making itself—was to measure the level of alcohol created through fermentation process. Ethanol levels in samples were obtained using gas chromatography (GC). View Full-Text
Keywords: wine; ancient Rome; viticulture; viniculture; alcohol analysis wine; ancient Rome; viticulture; viniculture; alcohol analysis
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Feier, I.; Migała, A.; Pietruszka, M.; Jackowski, M. Roman Wine in Barbaricum. Preliminary Studies on Ancient Wine Recreation. Heritage 2019, 2, 331-338.

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