The Art of the Tavern


Did you know the name “Tavern” comes from the Italian word “Tabernae”? Italian wine bars became popular almost 2,000 years ago and the Roman Army was a key contributor to the expanding idea of a shop that sold alcohol in the a town. Since the British were known for consuming ales, they borrowed the wine bar idea from the Italians and sold beer instead of wine. Almost 2,000 years later, the modern version of the Italian wine bar culture is evident in cities around the world with modern establishment names including the words “Tavern”, “Pub”, “Public House”, and “Alehouse”.