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Magazine Archives: April 30, 2016

Under the Volcano

California vintner Michael Thomas makes a discovery for wine archaeology in the ashes of Vesuvius
Ben O'Donnell
Issue: April 30, 2016


Nearly 2,00 years after Pompeeii's destruction, Archaeologist Michael Thomas, co-director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at the University of Texas, Austin, has begun excavating at Oplontis, located near Pompeii insearch of wine history. Wine Spectator's Ben O'Donnell explains.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 22, 2016.


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