The Last Supper is probably the most famous dinner in history, and using clues from the Bible and historical analysis, you can get a pretty good idea of what Jesus Christ and his apostles consumed that night.
You probably could have guessed that wine was used to wash down the meal, but Vivino, “The World’s Largest Wine App,” brought together a group of experts to conclude that JC and the gang probably drank “something like a modern-day Amarone.”
The expertise in this group ranged from a professor of Theology and Scripture, to an adjunct professor of anthropology, who directs the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia.
They came to this conclusion with several factors involved, such as the history of wine-making in Jerusalem during that time period, the area’s taste for “rich, concentrated wine,” and the archaeological findings of wine, which lead researchers to believe winemakers would use dried out grapes to make a sweet, thick wine.
Another common wine-making procedure was adding pomegranates, mandrakes, saffron, and cinnamon to give wine a little more flavor.
With all these procedures in mind, if you were to recreate that type of wine, it would come out to something resembling an Italian Amarone.
“If someone can find me the Holy Grail and send it to my lab, we could analyze it and tell you,” Dr. Patrick E. McGovern told Vivino.
Of course, it’s impossible to know for sure what they ate and drank, but there’s a pretty good chance that Jesus’ last drink consisted of wine, and it was probably a rich, sweet one at that.