Wine has been used for thousands of years for cooking as a seasoning. The famous Roman cook Marcus Gavius Apicius (42 B.C. to 47 A.D.), who was described by Pliny the Elder (23-79) as the "greatest of all wasters and gluttons", always used wine in his sauces. Even among experts, there are two diametrically opposed opinions about the quality of a wine intended for cooking. One says that even the simplest wine is sufficient, the other claims top quality. In any case, it is clear that a faulty wine must not be used for cooking. In France, wines that are expressly not intended for enjoyment but for cooking are marketed in plastic bottles(PET). As a rule, these are simple wines or surpluses from wine production.