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This blog is about food, wine and the good life which they bring. Let me start though by saying that I am not a chef, nor am I a connoisseur. But I do like food, all different kinds of food and I do enjoy a glass of wine either with food, or just on its own. Since I am of Italian heritage I kind of feel that this gives me a pretty good idea of what the good life looks like. So settle back and enjoy reading what I have to say. You have a lot to look forward to, I have a lot to say, and hopefully we will all have a good time doing it.
So, let’s start with wine. Also called “The nectar of the Gods,” wine has been around in some form about as long as man has been domesticated. Many historians believe that wine originated quite by accident. As primitive farming and foraging for food developed, it became necessary for our ancestors to learn about food storage. Berries and such were stored normally in a sort of stone container carved out of rock. Eventually, through a natural fermentation process, these berries became the base of what we now know today as wine. Ancient man learned not only that it was tasty, but also that it had a certain effect, a natural high so to speak. Thus, the good life was born.
Over time better processes were learned and wine became a staple. It was used with meals mostly, but also became a bargaining chip used by ancient mariners as currency. During the period of the Roman Empire production spread throughout the known world as the legions sought to give themselves some of the comforts of home.
Later during the Dark Ages monks were responsible for keeping brewing and aging methods alive by transcribing them and storing them in their libraries. So really if we fast forward to today, we are living the fruits of life which ties us to our ancestors.
Now, this is a very brief history and there is so much more to it. We will go into it later on from time to time, but we will also explore various types, vintages of wines from all over the world. I realize that this whole article is kind of primitive and simple, but it is only the first of a hopefully long series which will get a lot better. So, sit back and enjoy. Grab yourself a glass. We have a lot to talk about!