Lora was a lower-quality wine made by Romans from grapes that had already been pressed once for wine. It used the waste products such as grape skins, stalks and seeds (which grappa is made from today.) The Romans called such waste “vinaceum.” If defritum was being made at the same time, skimmings from that could…
The Vinalia rustica was a Roman harvest festival held on the 19th of August to celebrate the beginning of the grape harvest for wine.
The Vinalia urbana (urban wine festival) on the 23rd of April was the Roman ‘Beaujolais Nouveau’ festival of its era. It’s when the first of last year’s wine production was officially cracked open.