Itinerary B

[2]Wine under the nose at the Suevian sovereign’s table

In addition to being delicious, the banquets at the Frederician court were also fragrant!
Amidst all the Mediterranean aromas of Sicily such as basil, mint, sage and parsley, the table never lacked wine.
It was often flavoured with myrtle from the Nebrodi mountains and always served in precious decorated cups. Before sipping the drink, the sovereign would smell the wine, as modern sommeliers do, to detects its aromas and quality, which varied according to the geographical origin.