[Sca-cooks] Wine Question

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Feb 12 22:06:20 PST 2008

Ardenia asked:

<<< Anybody out ther have a good resource for cheing on wine types  
etc... and their "periodness"... I'm looking specifically for info on  
Rhine and Burgundy. >>>

As with cheeses, I think you are going to run into problems  
determining, whether a modern regional wine name is anything like a  
medieval wine from that region. Also complications caused by medieval  
storage technology which seems to show that wine couldn't be kept for  
a year and the idea of vintages and extended aging not being there.  
However, as various regional wines have been mentioned on this list  
and elsewhere, including those from Greece, I've tried to save those  
messages in these files in the BEVERAGES section of the Florilegium:

Eiswein-msg       (11K) 10/ 1/04    Wine made from grapes left on the  
vine until
                                        after the first frost.
wine-msg         (132K)  1/14/08    Medieval wines.

The cork stopper seems to be very late period, which is one thing  
needed for long term storage of wine in bottles.
p-bottles-msg     (20K)  9/12/01    Period beverage bottles and  

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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