It's been a while since I've shared a post but this one caught my eye today and I thought it'd be of interest to you, my readers, particularly locals. Chrissie McClatchie from The Riviera Grapevine writes about an upcoming wine-tasting event at our nearby wine growing area, Bellet, and includes a little history.
Saint Vincent: Bellet's Two Patron Saints
by Chrissie from The Riviera Grapevine, a Sydneysider in Nice with an insatiable thirst for wines from the Riviera, blogging all things wine related on the Côte d'Azur and beyond.
A bit of history to kick off today’s post.
Let’s wind back the clock for a moment, to Spain in AD304. The emperor is Diocletian.
Christian persecutions have reached critical heights under his tyrannical rule and we find the bishop of Saragossa, Valerius, and his deacon, Vincent, incarcerated in Valencia.
Legend has it that whilst Valerius is exiled, a different fate awaits Vincent. He is tortured, made to lie on a bed of broken bottles.