Under the Volcano

California vintner Michael Thomas makes a discovery for wine archaeology in the ashes of Vesuvius
From the Apr 30, 2016, issue

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.

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