Welcome back to Meagz Fun Facts. Over the past few years, you may have noticed a surge in the number of wine bars opening. What a great, brilliant idea! A place where you can sample wines by the glass (or bottle) and relax with friends. I’m obviously enthused by the idea, but many of our modern day trends are recycled ideas from past decades. So I was wondering if this was an original concept… Turns out the Greeks thought along the same lines. Allow me to expound. When Mt Vesuvius buried Pompeii in 79 AD, it buried over 200 wine bars. That’s over 200 wine bars in just one city! Apparently the Greeks may have even more enthusiastic about wine than we are today. Then again, I know some serious wine-lovers. Hmm, food for thought.