Did you know King Tutankhamun drank red wine?

King Tutankhamun was a red wine drinker, according to scientists who have been studying residue left in wine pitchers in the ancient pharaoh’s tomb. The boy king Tutankhamun, who died in 1352BC, was, like his counterparts, buried along with all of the goods and provisions that the ancient Egyptians believed their pharaoh would need in the next life. Wine was a luxury drink in ancient Egypt and bottles were labelled with the wine’s name, year of harvest, source and even vine grower. king.jpg

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  1. Fascinating, I’ve read that variations of the Muscat grape were widely planted in Ancient Egypt. This varietal mutates so often that many of these grapes may have been red. BTW I enjoy reading your blog posts and visit daily.

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