c. 100 BCE
Italy catches up with Greece when it comes to wine production and trade

By around 100 BCE, Rome had caught up with Greece in wine production and trade. Italy became the new centre of trade. Italian wine was shipped in large vases called amphorae, travelling as far as the southern Nile and northern India. Nuts, glassware, perfumes and other luxury items were among the items transported abroad at the same time.

Source: Reist, D. et al. (2011). Ancient Peoples and Psychoactive Plants. C. for Addictions Research of BC.

Drugs: Alcohol
Regions: Italy
Topics: Cultivation, production and trade