Drinking and storing
The role of convents and abbeys was crucial in fomenting the production of European wine during the darkest years of the Middle Ages. The holding of mass and religious services saved thousands of hectares of vineyards and perpetuated centuries of tradition which otherwise would have been lost. Some of these monasteries have survived to the present day and safeguard the history of wine in relation to its holy and ceremonial side, yet in a sincere and beneficial way too. The South...