The Last Supper is probably the only dinner in history to be documented by Leonardo da Vinci, so it’s kind of a big deal. (I was too lazy to research whether or not Leo painted other meals, but I’m fairly certain this is correct, so let’s just go with it.) Jesus Christ’s final meal before his crucifixion has been endlessly analyzed for centuries, but for some reason, nobody thought to investigate what kind of wine JC and his apostle bros guzzled in between helpings of grilled eel and orange slices—until now.
The good folks at Vivino recently assembled a dream team of scholars, Avengers-style—including a theology professor from the University of San Francisco, an anthropologist from the University of Pennsylvania and a Vivino brand ambassador who as far as we can tell is just a guy who really likes wine (which maybe makes him Hawkeye in this scenario?) to determine Christ’s bottle of choice.
After considering several factors, such as what wine-making was like in Jerusalem back in A.D. 30 and the people’s vino preferences based on archaeological clues (sweet, thick wine made from dried-out grapes), the scientists determined that Jesus and co. probably drank something like a modern-day Italian Amarone.
More evidence is needed to know for sure, the scientists say, but that might be hard to come by. “If someone can find me the Holy Grail and send it to my lab, we could analyze it and tell you,” Penn’s Dr. Patrick E. McGovern told Vivino. On it!