Amorini Vinai

Code: 33 A

Here The scene portrays some cupids intent to taste the wine. Wine consumption was fairly widespread among Pompeians.
This is proved by the large presence in the Vesuvius area vineyards and rustic villas dedicated to the production of oil, grain and wine.
So the wine was slightly acidic and a high alcohol content, thus was diluted with water and mixed with honey. As seen in the fresco,
it was stored in earthenware jars of elongated shape. It affects the very central scene starring a cupid pouring wine to another in a sort of large flat pan to taste it.

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