Today marks the anniversary of perhaps the world’s most famous political assassination. With Rome on the mind, you may want to take a moment to observe the ancient empire’s most popular trademark: wine.

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History buffs should check out the Back Label’s rundown of wine facts or Karwansaray Publisher’s brief history of Roman wines. With a keen understanding of terroir and a tendency to grow grapes wherever they traveled, the Romans evolved wine production throughout their rich history and incorporated it into all aspects of their culture. Kick back with your favorite red or white and pour one out for Caesar.