Judaea 30 AD
Jesus Christ is crucified. The gospels of Matthew, Mark and John all record him being given vinegar to drink on the cross by a Roman legionnaire; taking it, he fulfils the prophesy in Psalm 69:21 and tastes the wares of the early master shrubbers. The Romans had caught on to the practical applications of sharab, and every legionnaire went on campaign with a gourd of it on their belt. Their version was a liquid called Posca, and with it, the army could make almost any water drinkable. Words and teachings are spreading fast, and the master shrubbers spread with them.