One of the most outstanding and illustrious connoisseurs of Frascati wines in antiquity was without doubt Marcus Portius Cato, also known as Cato the Censor, who wrote the rules for grape growing and winemaking in his famous treatise De Agri Cultura (On Agriculture). Born to a family of vine growers of Tusculum, he was a learned man, an able politician and speaker, a courageous military leader and provincial governor. He enjoyed working on the land together with his employees, sharing their simple food and genuine wine.
Marcus Tullius Cicero had his favourite villa in the hills of Tusculum, a place to which he loved to retreat and where he wrote the most famous philosophical work, the “Tusculanae disputations” (Tusculan Disputations). The famous Roman general Lucullus, who went down in history more for his love of good food than for military matters and studies, also owned a splendid villa on the slopes of the Tusculo Hills where he liked to invite friends, such as Cicero and Cato of Utica (or Cato the Younger) who were doubtless the guests at his renowned banquets where the wine of Tusculum surely flowed abundantly.
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