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Jesus probably drunk red wine during Last Supper, experts say

April 15th, 2017 1 min read

Experts have tried to answer the question if the type of wine Jesus drunk during the Last Supper.

Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before his death involved wine, and according to experts, this was red wine.

According to an article published by The Independent, archeologists have found jars inscribed with words like “wine made with black raisins.”

Dark and smoked wine was also very popular at the time according to the evidence.

“Archaeological evidence suggests that around the time of the last supper, rich, concentrated wines were popular, says Dr Patrick McGovern, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia,” reads the article in part.

Rich and concentrated wines were popular at the time and experts suggest that since spices and fruits were used flavor such wines, tree resin were added for preservation and so Jesus wine could resemble popular mulled wine that is made using red wine for festive season.

“In Judah more specifically – near Jerusalem where the Last Supper is said to have taken place – archaeologists have found a jar inscribed with: “wine made from black raisins”. This means that winemakers may have used grapes dried on the vine or in the sun on mats to create sweet, thick drinks. At sites nearby in the region, jars labelled “smoked wine” and “very dark wine” have also been found,” read The Independent article.