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One of the many records of the Serenissima Republic was to transform wine into a luxury item by marketing it first throughout the Mediterranean basin and then in Romania, across the Black Sea, but also in Southampton in the North Sea, along the routes called Mude . The most spectacular muda was undoubtedly that of Flanders: towards the end of May, four or five of the most solid galleys built at the Arsenale, set sail for a journey of at least a year to England and Flanders.

In Venice these specialties were served daily in the various taverns distributed along the streets of the city. Among the most loved and appreciated drinks by the Venetians we find Malvasìe - that is, those sweet and fortified wines produced along the various possessions of the Serenissima in the eastern Mediterranean Sea - which were accompanied very well with typical sweets such as donuts, bussolai, pignoccate, marzipan and biscuits than ever they were missing at the end of meals.

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