A Roman bar in Pompeii. Photo: Steven Ellis

Bacchus Uncorked: Bar Culture, the Roman Way: Archaeological Excavations into the Wine Shops of Pompeii

Bacchus Uncorked

GETTY VILLA

Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 5 pm - 8 pm

Auditorium


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Hear about recent excavations of an otherwise forgotten neighborhood of Pompeii peppered with bars and wine shops from archaeologist Steven Ellis of the University of Cincinnati. His behind-the-scenes look reveals widespread access to wine and provides insights into the sale of food and drink in the first century AD. Then sip wines made from ancient grape varietals of southern Italy with sommelier Diego Meraviglia while enjoying the outdoor setting of the Getty Villa. Tickets $65 (includes appetizers). Complimentary parking.


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