What did wealthy Europeans eat before the discovery of the Americas?

Aug 2013
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Finland
#22
The rich would put all sorts of spices and honey in their wine too, not just food. I imagine their wine would be somewhat repulsing by today's standards.
I think the taste regarding both wine and beer was very different back then than it is today. My understanding is that they used a lot less hops in beer back then, wine was often spiced/mulled as you say, champagne recovered from shipwrecks from the 19th century has been found to be sweet etc. Wine was also often mixed with water before drinking.